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Established 1905 


Campus Security officer 
injured in vehicular assault; 
offenders face court charges 


driver. The second call informed I’ve never had any run-ins with him 
police that the Jeep was parked out- [the driver]. What was going on that 
side the Science Center, Chenevert hehadtogetawayfrommc?”Weedcn 
said, asked. 

Chenevert believes that alcohol 
was involved “to a degree,” but ac¬ 
knowledged that, according to re¬ 
ports, the driver did not appear in¬ 
toxicated at the scene of the event. 

Various reports indicate that there 
may have been a drug transaction in 
Bolduc said, but added that 


By Alyssa Gallin and 
Adlai Hardin 


Last November a Middlebury 
College student injured Campus Se¬ 
curity Officer Terri Weeden in a 
vehicular assault, according to Mid¬ 
dlebury Police reports. 

The incident, which occurred at 
approximately 11:35 p.m on Wed¬ 
nesday, November 29,1989, resulted 
in criminal charges against thedriver. 


When Middlebury Police con¬ 
tacted the owner of the vehicle he 
reported that his Jeep had been sto¬ 
len, Chenevert said. 

Middlebury Police impounded the 
car the following morning, Chenev¬ 
ert said. An unidentified individual 


Weed™ has filed arivillawsnitagainst had moved it during the nighl front progress 


the case has been closed. 

In December the driver was 
charged in a criminal lawsuit. The 
court amended the initial charge of 
reckless endangerment—a felony— 
to careless andncgligcnloperation of 
avehiclc—am isdemcanor. The court 
declined the charge of leaving the 
scene of an accident, Bolduc said. 

“One of the stipulations... was that 
he (the driver] had to plead guilty; he 
had to keep the courts happy," he 
added. 

The driver received 0-6 months 
suspended sentence with probation 
in addition to the payment of a $200 
fine, 100 hours of community service 
and a letter of apology, Bolduc said. 

"I believe the penalties were suf¬ 
ficient," Bolduc said of the court's 
(continued on pane 3) 


the Science Center to Arbucklc’s, a 
bar located approximately two miles 
south of the campus on Rt. 7 across 
from police barracks, Chenevert said. 

Weeden suffered lacerations on 
both her face and knees as well as her 
right fifth knuckle. She underwent 
surgery for bone fracture and re¬ 
ceived three steel pins to correct the 
break at Rutland Hospital, Chenev¬ 
ert said. 

Chenevert said the hasty depar¬ 
ture from the parking lot and subse¬ 
quent to cover-up the event intensi¬ 
fied its seriousness, and that the stu- 
students leaving the vehicle, she docu- dents showed “poor judgement” in 
mented the Jeep license plate number handling the situation, 
and moved.towards the vehicle. “The attempt at covering it up 

Accordingtothepoliccreport.one was pretty extensive," he said. “It 
passenger saw Weeden and yelled that was an unfortunate incident." 

security was coming. The driver then “My main question is ‘Why? 


both the driver and the owner of the 
vehicle. 

The driver and owner of the ve¬ 
hicle were identified by Weeden and 
Middlebury Poiice Lieutenant Mi¬ 
chael Bolduc, the investigator for the 


Campus Security Sergeant Terri Weeden Photo by Melissa Barrett 


“Substantial increase 
in tuition set for 1990 


Faculty drafts new 
resolution on frats 


of Middlebury College expresses iu 
disappointment at the decision of the 
Board of Trustees not to accept the 


By Mara P. Gorman 

At a special meeting on Tuesday, 
the members of the Middlebury 


report of the majority of the Task 


rest, but lost her balance and fell away College faculty passed a resolution 


regarding the trustee decision on Force on Student Social Life recom 
fraternities and “houses.” mending the abolition of fratemitiei 

According to Professor of Eng- at the end of this academic year, 
lish and new faculty chair of the The faculty voted 35 - 25 to pas: 
meeting David Littlefield, the fac- an ammendment eliminating this firs 
ulty called the meeting to “come to a sentence, after what Littlefield re 
better unders landing of how and what ferred to as “healed debate as to thi 

the trustees did.” wisdom of the phrase‘express disap 

After a series of discussions, the pointment. 
resolution was proposed by Profc. 1 , Proponents of the ammendmen 

sor of Political Science Eric Davis. It cited two arguments.said Eric Davii 

stated that there are two items which First, some thought that‘it wasn tth 

the faculty feels to be necessary faculty’s business to be telling th 

conditions in the new system of social trustees what the faculty thinks, 

and residential life on campus. Davis said. 

The first states that a “deadline Second, some thought the fin 
shall be established by which time sentence created what Daivs calle- 
thc fraternities must be fully inte- “needlessantagonism,”whichmigh 

grated by gender both in their mem- haveadctrimcntaleffectonthescard 
bership and their leadership. If the to replace President Robison. The; 
fraternities fail to meet the criteria feared that some candidates mightb 
and thedcadlincestablished forinte- turned off "if it were perceived thi 

gration, they will be dissolved.” there were conflicts between the fac 
The second item states that the ulty and the trustees,” Davis said, 
“houses" w i 11 be filled through regu- Davis voted against the ammend 

lar room draw and not by the process menu 

of self-selection. It also mandates Director of the Bread Loaf Wrii 
that the "houses” should fall under er»’ Conference and D. R Axin 
the same restrictions and regulations Profes sor pfEnglish Robert Pack the 

as dormitories concerning the alco- readsletter separate from the resoh 

hoi policy. lion concerning the trustee decisior 

The resolution finishes with the He invited faculty members to sig 
statement that the provisions of the the letter which was sent to the pres 

resolution "promote the principles deni of the col lege and to the board i 

of equality and community that are trustees. 

essential to liberal education.” Assistant Professor of Sociolog) 

which Dorc said is “interested According to Littlefield, the Anthropology andCommumtyCour 

ng more presentation in the wording of the original document cil member Ellen Basu said that sh 

5. media on whal is going on in was amended. The first resolution thinks that the resolution is perfect] 

(continued on page 3) began with the sentence**The faculty (continued on page h 


Prof, observes Nicaraguan elections 


By Adlai Hardin 

During the first two weeks of 
January, Assistant History Professor 
Elizabeth Dorc served on a delega¬ 
tion of official international observ¬ 
es monitoring the electoral process 
:n Nicaragua. 

For the past two years, Dore has 
focused her independent research on 
Nicaraguan social history. She spent 
:wo months in Nicaragua last sum¬ 
mer completing historical research in 
libraries and archives. 

Dore also lived in Nicaragua with 
her husband and two children from 
1981-83, during which time she 
worked on a World Bank project 
aimed at improving the distribution 
of basic food stuffs. 

Nicaragua will hold elections for 
national, regional and municipal 
government posts on February 25, 
1990. The elections will be the sec¬ 
ond held in Nicaragua since a popular 
uprising headed by the Sandinista 
National Liberation Front (FSLN) 
toppled the U.S.—backed Somoza 
family dictatorship in 1979. 

Altogether, ten parties are run¬ 
ning presidential candidates. Presi¬ 
dent Daniel Ortega Saavedra is seek - 
ing reelection on the Sandinista ticket. 


Assistant Professor of History Elizabeth Dore 


Ortega was first elected president in 
1984. 

The most significant opposition 
candidate facing Ortega is Violetta 
Chamorro Barrios, representing the 
National Opposition Union (UNO). 
The UNO is a coalition of small 
opposition parties which receives 


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page 2 


The Middlebury Campus 


Friday, January 26,1989 



By Chad Bryant 


Guatemalan refugees speak out 

Act Now sponsors lecture on liberation theology 


Student president 
overuses “power of 
authority” 

Christopher Martinez, the student- 
body president at the College of San 
Mateo in California, is under investi¬ 
gation for buying a $34,000 Mer¬ 
cedes Benz and $8,000 in computer 
equipment and sending thebill to the 
college's student government. Claim¬ 
ing "power of authority” to make 
purchases on behalf of the student 
govemment,Martinezallegedly used 


house. 

Officials said that the firatem 
did not register the party with 1 
school and that Gill was carryinj 
false identification when she di 
Her blood alcohol level registej 
0.17 al the time of her death, , 
above what South Carolina law « 
stders to be legally drunk Sot 
Carolina Alcoholic Beverage C< 
trol Commission officials are tryi 
to determine where Gillgot the al< 


By Brianna Becker Act 

On Monday night, a Guatemalan the coi 
couple of Mayan descent spoke in than pc 
Upper Proctor Lounge about the “Oi 

physical hardships and political and that the 
military repression in Guatemala. of sch< 

The lecture, sponsored by Act said. 

Npw, was arranged through Profes- Mo 

sor of Political Science Marianne to thre 

Marchand in conjunction with her other < 

Winter Term course on liberation along i 

theology. sent to 

The couple asked that their full someti 

names not be released for safety rea- five ir 
sons. family 

According to Alex Hanson ’92, a Lift 

member of Act Now, “Liberation Nicara 

theology isnow a hot topic in Central “Gi 

America, especially with respect to and m< 

Guatemala.” perfon 

Liberation theology became a society 

widely accepted church doctrine in mala is 

1968rinrLatin America, atthe second work 1 
Episcopal Conference in Medellin, and are 

Columbia, when the Bishop called-if they 

upon the Church to “defend the rights 
of the oppressed,” Hanson said. This 
marked the first break in the centu¬ 
ries-old link between the rich elite 
and the church in Central America, 
he continued. 

“Before 1968, religion served as 
an aid to the repression of the'peoplc,” 

Hansonsaid. “Throughouthistory,a 
structure had been set in Central 
America allowing a few wealthy 
families to rule.” 

“Our people believe that God 
couldn’t finish everything in six 
days.” said Felipe, one of the Guate¬ 
malan speakers. “Then Mankind 
began the long journey, the struggle 
between good and evil, the struggle 
between the classes, and the straggle 
against the economic powers.” 

“This lecture helped to gi vepcople 
a view of what is happening in Gua¬ 
temala and showed that liberation 
theology serves as a hope for people 
in Central America that things are 
getting better,” said Hanson. 

The couple was asked why they 
thought that the government was 
opposed to their efforts toward better 
education, living standards, and im¬ 
proved communication amongst the 
various communities in the country 
side of Guatemala. 

Felipe responded: “The govern¬ 
ment only really wants to exploit the 
people. They don’t want the commu¬ 
nity to change. They want the com¬ 
munity to stay poor. It is easier to 
keep labor cheap without educating 
the peopie.” trator and eight students. It will re- 

“Terrorism is used to suppress the evaluate dormitory life including the 
towns. Assassinations are both col- possibility of the modification of 
lective jnd selective,” he added, freshman residence halls and the for- 

“Terrorism is the tool discovered by mation of an alcohol-free dormitory. 
the armies to keep the towns at a low The Faculty Involvement Corn- 
level of resistance.” mittec will have seven members; three 

Hanson said that the lecture “just faculty, one administrator and three 

showed that there is still a repressive 
element of the ‘state’ (in Guatemala, 
as well as in El Salvador) that works 
against the people. It’s wrong that 
this oppression should occur. Some¬ 
thing needs to be done.” 

Felipe the current Guatemalan 
government is “supposedly a civil 
government.” Actually, though, the 
government is just one in a series of 
military regimes to have ruled the 
country since President Eisenhower 
and the CJ.A. toppled their native 
government in 1954, Felipe said. 

“They say the government is for 
the people, but it’s really just for the 
rich,” he continued. "Those priests 
who were pro-liberation theologians, 
those who did want to help the people, 
have been either exiled or killed.” 


cials on documents used to purchase 1 IUW C,IU ri 

thecar. According to a spokeswoman before 12:30 a.m. 

forIhecollege,Martinez isnolonger * li/f T T 

a student at San Mateo, She also 1. 

added that the college did not pay the A new social policy at the Massa- 

bllls and no money was lost by the chusetts Institute of Technology re¬ 
college. Martinez had previously quires that most parties, dances, and 
been convicted of credit card fraud concerts end before 12:30. Accord? 
two years ago in San Diego. ing to Chief of M.I.T. police Anne P. 

Glavin, parties and other events that 
run later than the closing times ait 
Boston and Cambridge bars (usually 
1 a.m.l lend to attract outsiders in 
search of a good time. When these 
people arc refused entrv into M.I.T. 
events, they usually just mill around 
ou tsidc sometimes causing problems. 

In an incident last fall, a gun was 
fired in acampusparking as theresult 
of an argument between two men 
who were not M.I.T. students. These 
men had previously been refused entry 
to a school event that night. 


A.S.U. learns from 
others’ mistakes 

University of Arizona officials 
were recently ridiculed for paying 
$30,000 lo an out-of-state coinpajiy 
for designing an improved logo for 
their school. Displeased legislators 
responded to this expensive, but 
sleeker, “A” by cutting the Univer¬ 
sity of Arizona’s budget by $30,000. 

Arizona State University, also in 
search of an improved emblem de¬ 
cided to turn aside its five profes¬ 
sional offers and instead turn to the 
student body. Twenty -seven students 
from a graphics-arts class spent the 
fall semester designing new logos. A 
committee of A.S.U. administrators 
and a professional consultant, whose 
services amounted to a paltry $500, 
had selected four logos from this 
group. The spring class will refine 
them this term. 


Community Council 
moves on proposals 


Moorehead State 
sparks yuletide 
debate 

During tihe holidays, two faculty 
members at Moorehead State Uni¬ 
versity complained about a sprig of 
mistletoe that was hung ip the office 
of an academic department. Assis¬ 
tant Professor of Psychology, Marg- 
erct L. Potter, argued that the tradi¬ 
tion of kissing someone who steps 
under die mistletoe was inappropri¬ 
ate in a business setting because it 
could be seen by some as an encour¬ 
agement for behavior that might ac¬ 
tually be a form of sexual harassment. 
After bringing this problem to the at¬ 
tention of the university’s president, 
Roland Dill, the mistletoe was re¬ 
moved from the office. 

SaidDill.’TmnotaScrooge. We 
haven’t banned anything. We just 
want to heighten everyone’s aware¬ 
ness and sensitivity about the fact that 
some may find certain Christmas 
decorations threatening or offensive." 


students. This committee will con¬ 
sider the possibility of greater faculty 
interaction with students during meals 
and social hours. 

A committee of three students, 
two faculty members and Karl Lind- 
holm, serving as an administrative 
chair, will consider the restructuring 
of fraternities. When the trustees voted 
approve 23 of 24 recommendations 
made by the Task Force on Student 
Social Life, they did not recommend 
that fraternities be abolished butmade 
recommendations for their revitali¬ 
zation. 

The fourth and final committee 
will consider the possibility of in¬ 
creased support forminority students, 
specifically Afro-Americans and 
Hispanics. 

Each committee will be overseen 
by the Community Council. 

Students can apply to be on the 
committees, and to offer their input 
even if they do not receive committee 
appointments. 

Student Government Association 
VicePresidentLouiseTotten’91 said, 
“I encourage every student to write 
and to solicit input.” 


Mississippi student 
receives aid for 
injury 

Roy Lee Mullins, a football player 
injured while playing a game for the 
University of Mississippi, has re¬ 
ceived close to $600,000 as a result 
of an outpouring of support from 
student groups, alumni, local busi¬ 
nesses, and universities across the 
South. Mullins broke his neck in a 
game against Vanderbilt University 
onOctober28, and the money will go 
into a trust fund that will provide 
medical care for the student who was 
paralyzed from the neck down. Stu¬ 
dents at‘‘01eMiss”and several local 
businesses have sponsored activities 
to raise money for the fund. Rival 
schools such as Jackson State and the 
Universes of Atom, Alabama, and 
Tennessee have even collectedmoaiey 
at their home games for the injured 

piayw- 


Survey reports 


stores serving over fifty 
universities across the 
pop Rye are: 


Clemson student 
death being 


DAUIR, 


Learned in 


The death of a Clemson student By] 

who fell from the thitd floor of a fra- 2)TheCalvin 
temity house whilelegallydnmklast Sunday Bot 


University and: 


Chaplain Walsh looks on as Dean of the College Ann Hanson chairs 
a Community Council meeting. Photo by Melissa Barrett 







Friday, January 26,1989 


The Middlebury Campus 


Dore observes Nicaraguan electoral process 


Security Officer 
Weeden assaulted 


(continued from page 1) 

Nicaragua. Hemisphere Observers 
receives funding from private corpo¬ 
rations, foundations and individuals, 
Dore said. 

According to Dore, many mem¬ 
bers of the delegation were profes¬ 
sors from other 


tght together a team of observers tras signed an agreement stating that 

' *n Managua, Dore said. the the UNO would not criticize the 

Contras threaten electoral contras in exchange for contra sup- 
process port in the elections, Don: said. 

Vhile U.S. government officials Many UNO campaign workers 
: consistently maintained that the are contra soldiers packing guns with 
dinistas are the main impediment their campaign literature, Dore re- 
lir elections in Nicaragua, Dore ported. 

id that the contras are more to “The UNO is is very clearly iden- 

ne for jeopardizing the the hon- tified with the contras. It is true that 
of the elections. the Sandinistas try to emphasize that 

‘We don’t hear about it herein the identification, and the UNO says it’s 

not fair because they really are 
separate... and they reject the Sandin¬ 
istas’ attempting to identify them with 
the contras,” she said. 

“But I’d say that in most Nicara¬ 
guans’ minds... [the UNO is] identi¬ 
fied with the contras,”.Dorc conlin 
ued. “It is seen as the civilian arm of 

the military force that has created The Panama invasion: 

violence, and which has been launch- What effect has it had? 

Dore said that national sovereignly 
has become the issue in focus since 
Opposition accusations: } the United States invaded Panama 

Charges of Sandinista harass- last month. 

ment “ManypeopleyoutalkloinNica- 

In response, the UNO has repeat- ragua will say that before the U.S. 
edly charged that the Sandinistas have invasion of Panama, when they were 

harassed the opposition in a number considering who to vote for, they 

of ways, ranging from bureaucratic mighthavevotcdfortheUNO,”Dorc 
hassling to from physical attacks, said. 

Though Dore believes that some of As a reason, many people cited 

that thcdisaslrous state of the Nicara¬ 
guan'economy. “But many of those 
same people say that after the inva¬ 
sion of Panama, they wouldn’t con- 
tion that the UNO describes is true," sidcr voting for the UNO because 
she said. “But I don’t think it’s as they realize that the possibility of 
systematic as some of the UNO can- U.S. domination of Nicaragua is not 
didates want us to believe.” something of thepast,"Doresaid. “A 


guan elections, Arturo Cruz, the prin¬ 
cipal opposition candidate, pulled out 
of the elections. The U.S. govern¬ 
ment accused the Sandinistas of in¬ 
timidating the opposition and dis¬ 
missed the victory by the Sandinistas 
as fraudulent. 

Cruz has since written a book in 
which he stated the the U.S. State 
Department pressured him into pull¬ 
ing out of the race. Cruz said he 
regretted the decision to pull out. 

“Personally, I think that it’s very 
likely that the opposition is going to 
pull out again,” Dore said. “We talked 
to the campaign managerof the UNO, 
Violetta Chamorro’s son-in-law, 
Antonio Lacayo, and he left that 
possibility open.” 


(continued from page 1) 
decision. 


The Jeep owner’s case may be 
deferred to the Addison County Court 
Diversion Program which handles 
cases involving first-time offenders 
who admit their guilt, Weeden said. 
The resulting contract usually in¬ 
cludes a written or face-to-face apol¬ 
ogy, a designated number of hours of 
community service and financi al res - 
titution from the offender. If the 
contract is not fulfilled, the owner is 


major universities 
who specialize in Nicaragua or Cen¬ 
tral America. 

“ Most of the people on the dele¬ 
gation had written books on Nicara¬ 
gua,” she continued. 

The delegation arrived in Nicara¬ 
gua on January 3 and stayed through 
January 16, Dore said. 

“We interviewed candidates from 
as many parties as we could find,” she 
continued, “We interviewed cam- 


United States, but contra activity is 
increasing significantly,” Dore said. 

During the two weeks of her visit, 

Dore reported that the contras had 
killed four civilian Sandinista cam¬ 
paign activists. She noted that these 
killings took place in populated ar¬ 
eas ; one activist was killed in the 
city of Jinotega, a regional hub in the 
northwestern part of Nicaragua. 

“The contras have obviously made ing attacks and ambushes against 

a decision to focus their violence on 
campaign activists to intimidate 
people and to discourage them from 
playing an active role in the cam¬ 
paign,” Dore said. 

The contras are a rebel force or¬ 
ganized and funded by the U.S. gov¬ 
ernment. Several high level contra 
commanders were well-known 
members of Somoza’s National 
Guard. Operating from bases in the accusations are valid, she dis 
neighboring Honduras, the contras 
have entered Nicaragua in small 
groups for short periods of time. In 
almost nine years of war, the contras 
have concentrated their attacks on 
civilian targets like hospitals, schools, 
and rural farming communities. 


sentenced to jail 


Both the driver and owner are fac 
ing Honor Q»de violation charges 


Chenevert said, p 


paign workers, people at demonstra¬ 
tions and rallies, and people in the 
barrios to ask them what they thought 
about the elections, whether they had 
heard the political positions of the 
different parties, and to see how in¬ 
volved people were in the whole elec¬ 
toral process.” 


The owner said that he lied to 
Campus Security and Middlebury 
Police to protect the identity of the 
driver. 

The owner of the Jeep said that the 
car was taken from outside Atwater 
without his permission. He said it 
was “common practice” for him to 
leave his keys in the.ignition, and that 
he often let people borrow his car. 

Cases of this nature that involve 
local police are often examined with 
regard to their impact on college judi¬ 
cial hearings. State’s Attorney John 
Quinn determined that the college is 
a separate entity from the state, and 
therefore the college may. proceed 
with its own disciplinary action re¬ 
gardless of the outcome of the trial, 
Chenevert said. 

Weeden filed a civil lawsuit in the 
Addison Superior Court of Vermont 
which hears cases incxcess of S5,000. 
According tocourt files, Weeden will 
press charges for the fracture of the 
fifth finger knuckle of her right hand; 
trauma to her right knee; severe pain, 
suffering and inconvenience, and 
exposure to ridicule and humiliation. 
Her medical expenses amounted to 
$ 1,652.12. The damage will be set at 
the trial on one count of battery and 
two counts of negligence. 

“It’s hard to keep your emotions 
straight,” Weeden said in reference 


Fair elections in Nicaragua? 

“I think the Sandinistas are mak¬ 
ing a great effort to ensure that the 
elections are fair,” Dore said. She 
added that the Sandinistas believe it 
is in their best interests that the elec¬ 
tions be fair. 

“They feel that if there is interna¬ 
tional recognition that these elections 
have been honest, that all of the dif¬ 
ferent parties have been able to cam¬ 
paign freely, the Sandinistas will be 
somewhat legitimated if they win the 
elections,” she said. 

Both the United Nations and the 
Organization of American States have 
sent delegations to Nicaragua to ob¬ 
serve the electoral process. Former ported. At a meeting in Guatemala 
U.S. President JimmyCarterhas also last summer, the UNO and the con- 


UNO and the contras 
The UNO has refused to con 


Will the opposition pull out? 

Dore said that the February elec¬ 
tions may be a replay of the elections 
six years ago. 

Shortly before the 1984 Nicara- 


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The Middlebury Campus 


Friday, January 26 ,1989 


Vermont focus: 

Local merchants extoll developer Anderson*s vision 


By Amy HiUier 

Towny Anderson and his Marble 
Works project have earned the re¬ 
spect and support of many retailers in 
Frog Hollow and Merchants Row. 

This acceptance of the historic 
preservation and development that 
he has initiated along Otter Creek 


“I think the component of devel¬ 
opment is going to be there,” Blodg¬ 
ett said, but he trusts Anderson’s 
ability to preserve the town’s quaint 
look. 

“Downtown has a lot of historic 
integrity,” Emanuel said, “and I’d 
like to see a lot more done to preserve 


going on down there,” Emanuel said, 
“I think it’s a little bit.dangerous that 
what we see in downtown today is for 
the upscale college and travelling 
market.” Stores like the Little Red 
Shoe House outlet demonstrate a 
potential for the Marble Works to 
draw Addison County citizens down- 


ues to supplement what is avail- as part of this promotion, 
le in downtown, Haerle welcomes An increased effort is being made 

: new shops. to incorporate Frog Hollow and the 

“I think it is to Middlebury’s ad- Marble Works into these activities, 
ntage to develop a diversified re- she said, and Anderson has made an 
1 area,” Haerle said. effort to inform the Bureau of his de- 

Retailers on Merchants Row will velopment plans, 

itinue to support the Marble Works, Blodgett sees the Marble Works 

.as long as [they] aren’t threatened as a unifying element in downtown 


demonstrates a faith in his ability to it.” Anderson’s project is taking de- town to shop for their basic needs, 


retain the integrity of downtown as velopmentin Middlebury in the right 


Kvasnak is less optimistic about by what’s down there,” she said. 


well as a strong aversion to the one direction, he said, 
real alternative—strip development. “I’m highly supportive of the 

“Strip development undermines whole idea of the Marble Works,” 
what draws people to Vermont,” said said Kvasnak. 


Middlebury’s future in tourism than 
Emanuel. 

“Middlebury is looking more like 
a tourist community than it is,” he 
said, “It’s not a tourist town. It’s not 
a destination place... [the Marble 
Works] isn’t going to, on its own, 
create a demand for Middlebury.” 

According to Kvasnak, the col¬ 
lege, rather than the tourist popula 

isn’t going to, on it’s own, create a demand for tion, accounts for the fact that Mid¬ 

dlebury is a “tliriving community.” 


Unity among the three sections of “He is tying the downtown to- 
downtown—Merchants Row, Frog gether,” Blodgett said of Anderson, 
Hollow and Marble Works—was one as his footbridge makes a walkable 

goal that Anderson hoped the project, circle out of the three areas, 
specifically the footbridge, would Despite differences in what they 
hclpachieve. Neal said that more co- see as the Marble Works’ contribu- 

operation is still needed among the tions to downtown, these retailers all 

three areas if downtown Middlebury support Towny Anderson in his ef- 

as a whole is to become a major fort to retain the historic fabric of the 

shopping area. town next to Otter Creek that Gamal- 

“I think that there will have to be iclPainterworkedtoestablish. Haerle 

a concerted effort by the retailers to sees the Marble Works as another 

Without the college,” he said, promote Middlebury,” she said, positive addition to a growing Mid¬ 
town would be Brandon.” Currently, Frog Hollow shops are dlebury. 

llodgett also sees a limited po- working together to promote their “There have been a lot of changes 

ial for the tourist industry in particular area. in downtown Middlebury,” she said 

dlebury. If travelers do come to The Downtown Middlebury Busi- with an 18-year perspective, adding 

dlebury, he said, it is because of ness Bureau, made up of local retail- that they have been “nothing but im- 

quaintness. Consequently, ^^. provement.” 

“Towny cannot work work with¬ 
out a lot of cooperation,” Emanuel 
said, noting the importance of col¬ 
lege funds in his restoration of the 
Gamaliel Painter house. 

“It’s not a one man act,” he said. 
But Anderson has saved Middle¬ 
bury from strip development and his 
project gives development an excit¬ 
ing historic flavor as well as a real 
innovative and creative element. 

“He’s a marvelous catalyst,” 
Emanuel said, “Hedoes have a vision 
rides that they collectively organize whichhe’s beautifully able to share.” 


Middlebury. 


However, his concern, as well as 
that of many other store owners, is 
that the project will have to struggle 
to succeed. The Marble Works needs 
to become a vital part of Addison 
County if it is to be successful, 
Kvasnak said, rather than simply 
catering to the tourist population. 

“I don’t think that the Marble 
Works has the potential to be in 
demand," he said. 

Haerle of Lazarus Department 
Store expressed concern about visi¬ 
bility and accessibility, twoelements 
that have created doubts as to the 
Marble Works’future as well as frus¬ 
tration for Anderson. 

“It’s hard for people to know that 
they’re there because they’renotvery 
visible,” she said. She described the 
unsuccessful attempt by Anderson to 
buy the store next to hers, (formerly 
Lazarus under a different owner), and 
his later hope for an eminent domain 
ruling as a solution to the problems of 
visibility and accessibility. 

The store owners identified three 
distinct populations to which stores 
in Middlebury cater—local, college 
and tourist. Vermont, as well as 
Middlebury, needs to decide whether 
the tourist industry should be amajor 
force in local and state economies, 
Emanuel said. 

“Middlebury is starting to define 
itself at all sorts of levels")* 1 such as 
education, retail and tourism, he said. 
With plans for a 60-room inn along 
the Creek, the Marble Works is en¬ 
couraging tourism. 

The Marble Works is also 
attempting to make a positive contri¬ 
bution to preserving a balance among 
the three focuses. 

“I am very pleased with what is 


Innkeeper of the Middlebury Inn 
Frank Emanuel. Tourists seek fan¬ 
tasy and what Emanuel called “es¬ 
capism”, something that a developed 
Route 7 would not offer. 

“I don’t want to see strip develop¬ 
ment either,” said Owner of Skihaus 
Andy Kvasnak. KevasnakandCalvi’s 
owner Blaney Blodgett fondly re¬ 
member when Court Street, (Route 7 
South), was aresidential streetrather 
than a commercial area. Blodgett 
hopes that the line on strip develop¬ 
ment will be drawn in East Middle¬ 
bury .which he considers to be part of 
Middlebury now. The McDonalds 
and Ames shopping center are the 
kinds of additions that he hopes will 
be prevented in the future. 

Owner of Frog Hollow Artists 
Materials Shirley Neal hopes that 
Middlebury's part of Route 7 will 
never look like Burlington’s or 
Shelboume’s. 

“That would destroy Middle¬ 
bury,” she said. 

By emphasizing the importance 
of a contained downtown, the Marble 


“Without the college,” 
he said, “the town 
would be Brandon 


live among these retailers. 

"1 like the idea that the property 
down there is being utilized,” said 
Owner of Lazarus Department Store 
Helen Haerle. 

Blodgett and Keith Farrell, who is 
next in line for ownership of Calvj’s, 
both have confidence in Anderson’s 
ability to develop in a tasteful way 
that will blend in with the rest of 
downtown. Anderson is from Mid¬ 
dlebury himself and as a business¬ 
men has worked with the people in 
this community, Farrell said. 

“He knows what the people in 
Middlebury are like,” he continued. 


Photo by Melissa Barrett 


Local shops now share downtown with the Marble Works. 


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teach you the rest. 

If you are 

interested please contact: 
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Friday, January 26,1990 


The Middlebury Campus 


pages 


FEATURES 


Rainforest Crunch: A candy with a conscience 


By Adlai Hardin 

“I figured it was gonna be just 
about as successful as it is,” said Ben 
Cohen, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s 
Ice Cream. - 

“Everybody’s been amazed by it— 
except Ben, who knew it was a good 
thing from the start,” said Mark 
Mumford, an old friend of Cohen’s 
who is now director of the Addison 
County Hospice in Middlebury. 

Though both are referring to 
something sweet and delicious made 
by Ben Cohen’s company, they are 
not talking about Ben and Jerry’s Ice 
Cream. 

Rainforest Crunch is the first item 
to be produced and marketed by 
Community Products, Inc., Cohen’s 
latest business venture. A butter 
crunch made with Cashews and 
Brazil Nuts, Rainforest Crunch puts 
peanut brittle in the shade. People 
like it. A lot of people. The 
company started producing for 
Vermont in August. By December, 
they were filling orders nationwide. 

This is hardly an average crunch, 
and Community Products is hardly 
an average company. When he first 
began pondering the idea last spring, 
Cohen decided that he “wanted to 
experiment with the idea of creating 
an organization that was a 
combination of non-profit social 
services and for-profit business.” 

What Cohen has created is a 
profit-oriented company which 
succeeds in being socially respon¬ 
sible on a variety of levels. 

Making a Difference in the 
Community 

“We set out to try to find a new 
way for business to interact with the 
community whereby a business could 
integrate the needs of the community 
with making a profit,” Cohen 
explained. 

To achieve this end. Community 


Products gave the exclusive 
distribution rights over Rainforest 
Crunch within Addison County to the 
hospice. 

Founded in 1983, the Addison 
County Hospice is a non-profit or¬ 
ganization which offers physical and 
emotional support to people suffering 
from terminal illnesses. Hospice 
fund raisers volunteer to transport 
boxes of Rainforest Crunch from 
Montpelier, where it is made, to 
stores throughout Addison County. 

“It was a new venture to get in¬ 
volved in profit-making activities 
since we are non-profit,” Mumford 
explained. 

Mumford convinced the Addison 
County Hospice Board to put $1000 
in start-up money. Since November, 
the hospice has been making 
upwards of $600 dollars a month, 
said Mumford. 

The partnership with Community 
Products will help the hospice to 
expand their services. “It will help 
let us become Medicare eligible, 
which is more expensive for the 
hospice, but cheaper for the pa¬ 
tients,” Mumford said. 

Mumford first met Cohen in the 
1970’s when the two were working at 
a treatment center for disturbed 
adolescents in Burlington. “Even as 
a capitalist, Ben has always had 
social concerns in the forefront,” 
Mumford joked. “Ben & Jerry’s has 
helped Addison County Hospice with 
grants. This is just the latest venture 
in the friendship and in the 
appreciation for the work that we. 
both do.” 

Connection with the Rainforest 

The name Rainforest Crunch is not 
just an advertising ploy. Community 
Products donates 40% of all profits to 
rainforest preservation efforts and 
other environmental projects. And 
with the aid of a group called 
Cultural Survival, Community 


Products buys all the nuts used in 
Rainforest Crunch from indigenous 
communities living in the Amazon 
rainforest. 

According to Cohen, these com¬ 
munities are using the profits from 
sales to Community Products to set 
up a Brazil nut shelling factory. 
“The factory is in [the Brazilian 
town] of Acra, where activist Chico 
Mendez lived,” Cohen said. 

Mendez, who was murdered for 
his outspoken opposition to the 
development of the rainforest, has 
become a symbolic figure in the 
campaign to halt the destruction of 
rainforests. 

The Community Products initia¬ 
tive has enabled the rainforest people 
who harvest the nuts to earn 
anywhere from three to ten times 
their normal income, Cohen reported. 
“We will be changing a situation 
which has been really exploiting 
people to one which is empowering 
people and helping to make the 
rainforests financially profitable.” 

Origins 

Cohen had the concept for 
Community Products last spring. 
“This idea was kind of muddling 
around in my head and then I went to 
this Grateful Dead concert in New 
York City that was a benefit for the 
rainforests.” 

After the concert, Cohen met with 
a representative of Cultural Survival, 
an organization which works with 
indigenous communities in the 
rainforests. 

“There had just been this study 
done that showed that the rainforests 
were more valuable economically as 
living rainforests than by cutting ’em 
down and turning ’em into cattle 
ranches. The idea is that you can 
make more money off a living 
rainforest than a dead one and 
economics will |win| out,” Cohen 
said. 



1 % for Peace 

In addition to its support for en¬ 
vironmental causes. Community 
Products also earmarks 20% of its 
profits for a group called 1% For 
Peace. The company describes the 
group as “an initiative to redirect 1% 
of the U.S. military budget to peace 
through understanding activities.” 

“We’re very concerned about a 
military budget that is uncon¬ 
scionably high, which is spending 
40% of the nation’s resources 
essentially to kill people,” Cohen 
said. “And really, the part that is of 
most concern to me is dial not only 
arc wc building all these weapons, 
but the money which could be being 
used to meet Lire basic human needs 
of a very large proportion of our 
country and the world is being 
wasted on weapons that we don’t 
even need." 

Activism on a Practical Level 

Cohen was not active around po¬ 
litical issues as a student. “I really 
fell like I was powerless, and dial it 
was impossible for me as an indi¬ 
vidual to change the things that 


needed changing.” Cohen explained. 

In recent years, though, he has 
come to feel that any contribution is 
valuable. Through the Ben and 
Jerry's foundation Cohen has sup¬ 
ported groups focusing on health 
issues, child abuse and poverty 
which, he said, “is currently going 
under the name ‘homelessness.’ 

"1 really feel very strongly that if 
there are things going on in the 
country, .in the society, in the 
community that I don't feel good 
about, that don’t seem right...if I’m 
not working to change these things, 
then I'm condoning them,” Cohen 
explained. 

Cohen’s contributions to political 
and social concerns arc activism in 
the truest sense of the word. “We do 
our share of meetings, but what’s 
more important to me is action," he 
said. - 

Ben & Jerry’s new Feature Flavor 
is called Chocolate Fudge Brownie. 
Ben & Jerry’s buys the brownies for 
the ice cream from a bakery in a poor 
area of New York City run by a 
religious community. ‘They use the 
(continued on page 8) 


It’s not just what you say, but how you say it 


By Sarah Gordon 

Have you ever just known some¬ 
one was lying, although you could 
not pinpoint why? Have you ever 
thought someone was trying to im¬ 
press you by the clothes he or she 
wore or the things he or she did? 
Have you ever found your opinion of 
someone changing if he or she is 
consistently late for appointments? 
If,you have been in any one or all 
three of these situations, you have 
been relying on nonverbal communi¬ 
cation in order to make judgements 
about situations and individuals. 

Generally referred to as “body 
language," nonverbal or non-linguis- 
tic communication encompasses ev¬ 
erything from facial gestures, to tone 
of voice, to hairstyle, to the way fur¬ 
niture in a room is arranged. It is any 
kind of message that is sent as a 
communication except for the actual 
words themselves, and it can account 
for as much as 80% of the commu¬ 
nicative process. 

This Winter Term, Professor 
David Andrews of the 
Sociology/Anthropology department 
is offering a course which studies the 
various ways in which we communi¬ 
cate nonverbally. Originally called 
“Why Are You Looking as Me,” this 
course is designed to hejp students 
understand the various signals they 
are sending and receiving, and raqke 
them more aware of this ongoing 
process. 

Nonverbal messages can be sent 
along several channels: the variqus 
ways in which a person uses his or 
her face and body (kinetics), voice 
(vocalics), personal appearance, 
touch (haptics), space (proxemics), 
time (chronemicsX and the artifacts 
in the environment. Not surprisingly. 


this kind of communication is, for die 
most part, subconscious. If we ac¬ 
tively thought about the messages wc 
were sending and tried to monitor 
them, things would go awry. 

By the same token, many kinds of 
non-linguistic- communication must 
become automatic. While some of 
our skills in this area are genetically 
inherited, some are actually learned. 
Although no one needs to leam how 
to laugh or cry, these are both exam¬ 
ples of non-linguistic communication 
because they reveal something about 
the emotional state we may be in. 
However, mastery of the sarcastic or 
condescending laugh requires both 
learning and practice. 

More and more attention has been 
given to nonverbal communication in 
the last decade. Books like Press 
For Success and How to Win Friends 
and Influence People are classic ex¬ 
amples of how people in our society 
can try to manipulate nonverbal 
communication skills in order to ac¬ 
complish a specific task. Whether 
that be to get a job, or simply to pre¬ 
sent a more confident self-image, 
non-linguistic messages can make all 
the difference in the world. 

People constantly send non lin¬ 
guistic messages without realizing it. 
Take, for example, someone who is 
nervous. A person may not want to 
Verbally admit to their nervousness, 
yet he or she is nonverbally scream¬ 
ing uneasiness. The person may be 
very tense, assuming a rigid posture; 
they may be reluctant to make eye 
contact; perhaps they may be sweat¬ 
ing or fidgeting. All of these are tell¬ 
tale signs of nervousness, and yet the 
person in question has not said a 
word. 



The challenge is to read people’s body language. Photo by Chris McChesney 

•IP , 

The pick-up scene at a party is wiih verbal communication. ;t ..an do okay with the first finger and 
another example of nonverbal com- my of five things: it can repeat what thumb touching and the last three 
municalion. Two members of the is said verbally, substitute for it, fingers raised means “screw you” i£ 
opposite sex begin talking, complement or explain it, contradict many South American countries. Of 
Gradually they move closer together, jt, or emphasize it, depending on the age: clnldren rely much less on non* 
the pitch of their voice drops so that circumstances The same act can verbal communication than adults* 
they are carrying on an exclusive also mean several different things which is why Ihe subtle tones of sat- 
conversation. There is a lot of eye when put in different contexts; a casm (an element of vocalics) tie 
contact, many smiies, and casual smile can substitute for “hello when often misunderstood be youngster^! 
touches that increase in frequency as passing someone on the way to class. Or even, sex: women are better bo(6 
they are positively received. And it can express pleasure, or it can ex- it sending and interpreting non-linj 


Or even, sex: women are better bo$i 
at sending and interpreting non-liaj 


there is a point where it just becomes press insecurity or even displeasure guislic messages titan men. 
known] either by the two individuals, depending on the subtleties included Many subtleties and complexities 
observers at large, or both,-that die m it. The nuances of nonverbal of nonverbal communication arc un- 
pick-up is inevitable. Although some communication make these gestures realized. So much of nonverbal 
of this activity is done in full aware- informative. communication takes place in oik 

ness, a good deal of it is subcon- Though some nonverbal coiranu- subconscious that we me unaware df 
scious and we do not even know why nication is universal, like laughing or many of the messag es we a re send- 
we do what we do. The whole situa- crying, most is not. Many differ- ing. And this kind of communication 
non is a nonverbal extravaganza. ences can be observed in the behav- should remain “out of control," to to 
This kind of communication goes ior of two subjects if only one vari- speak, for the most part in orderth* 
on all of the time in all sorts of set- able is changed. For example, cal- it retain the genuineness and bebeir- 
tings. When used in conjunction ture: die North American sign for ability inherent in ir. 












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The Middlebury Campus 


Carnival 1990 promises a winter wonderland 

» P_ 1._1 T_• P _ OP 1 


and Blizzard on the Bayou, the Winter Carnival budget exceeds 
Middlebury College has hosted what S50.000. The Carnival Committee 
is now the only student run and stu- depends heavily upon ticket sales and 
dent funded Winter Carnival .in the has experimented through the years 
nation since 1931. with varying methods used to sell 

Relying on vacillating student in- tickets. Selling combo tickets to par- 
tcrests, the featured attractions of cnls through the mail has proved to 
Winter Carnival change each year, he the most successful and was im ; 
Ski jumping was phased out during plcmented again this year, 
the 1970s because of the potential The theme for the 1990 Winter 
danger to jumpers and general lack of Carnival, “Alice in Wintcrland,” was 
interest. This year Klondike Rush, chosen from approximately fifty 
the Friday night Winter Carnival suggestions because of its creative 
concert, is going to be reinstated in possibilities as well as its ability to 
response to student requests. First contribute to a fanciful atmosphere. 
Night was originally introduced in Combo tickets guarantee admis- 
1988 and now features Night Club, a sion to Winter Warm Up, the Ice 
comedy show, and campus-wide Show, the Comedy Show, the three 
parties. First Night Parties and Klondike 

One of the main attractions of Rush. For students whose parents 
Winter Carnival has always been The did not purchase combo tickets 
Carnival Ball held on Saturday night, through the mail, the tickets will be 
Campaigning for King and Queen available for Si8 during certificate 
has dwindled in the past few years redemption February 12 through the 
according to Assistant Director of 16- Due to limited scaling. Night 
Student Activities and 19STU^Club tickets will be given only to the 
Middlebury graduate Mamie first five hundred people who redeem 
Cunningham. She claimed that, or buy their combo tickets. S7 First 
“Students would begin to campaign Night tickets and $10 Carnival Ball 


Photo by Erik 'Borg 


Students create snow sculptures during Winter Carnival. 


sored in part by Middlebury 
Mountain Club; a Varsity Hockey 
Game; the Chcsire’s Grin Comedy 
Show; and the Tea Party Night 
Club. Then the parties begin at 
10:00 p.m. in Ross Lounge, "The 
Pool of Tears,” at 10:30 p.m. in 
HcpBum Lounge, “The Mystical 
Forest," and culminate at 11:00 
p.m. in McCullough Gym with 
“The Finish Line” party featuring 
Dr. Jones. 

Combo ticket holders may pick 
up First Night bracelets after 
February 12 during the ticket re 
demption period. First Night ad¬ 
mission is $7 without a combo 
ticket. 


Also gracing the ice will be 
Middlebury’s own skaters and of 
course the children’s act. Joan 
Admirand, Nancy McKee, and 
Carol Wittschieben are the chore-' 
ographers. 

“On the Looking Glass" will tell 
Alice's story to the original musi¬ 
cal scores of Alice in Wonderland. 
The show will feature an advanced 
group number, a precision number 
and a men’s comedy number. 

“One the Looking Glass" will 
be presented Friday and Saturday. 
Tickets will be available at die 
door. 


the field and disappears Down the 
Rabbit-Hole into Winter Warm* 
Up. Fall down, down, down into a 
world filled with fantasy. Warm 
up with Alice and enjoy tempting 
tarts, sumptuous scones, cheese, 
crackers and fresh fruit. Quaff 
your thirst with some of Alice's 
many potions, including many hot 
and cold, alcoholic and non-alco 
holic beverages. After a day on 
the slopes, relax to the sounds of 
Crabfcalhers playing in Johnson 
Pit, and Judith Wright and 
Johannes Emharth in the Rehearsal 
Hall. 

Come to Johnson Art Center for 
4-6 p.m., on Friday, February 23 to 
open the many doors into Alice’s 
magical Wintcrland. Combo ticket 
holders arc admitted free, admis¬ 
sion is $3 without combo tickets. 


Night Club: 

Crazy Carnival Tea Party 


feature an exciting dance band di¬ 
rect from Burlington known as 
Pure Pressure. 

Tickets for the gala event arc 
only $10 and will be available 
after February break. They will go 
quickly so make plans early to get 
yours during dinner in Upper 
Proctor. 


You are cordially invited to a 
Tea Party! 

Crawl down the rabbit hole and 
come to the Crazy Carnival Tea 
Party featuring student acts from 
across 


campus. Night Club will be 


a titillating and action-packed 
evening hosted by the Mad Hatter 
and the March Hare, in the guise 
of student e|ncees. 

There will be two shows on 
Thursday, February 22 at 8:30 
p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Only the first 
500 students to either redeem or 
buy a Combo-ticket will be al¬ 
lowed to enjoy the show. 

First Night: 

The Caucus Race 

Winter Carnival 1990 will com¬ 
mence with a Caucus Race. What 
is a Caucus, Race you ask? 
According to the Dodo, ‘The best 
way to explain it is to do it. First it 
is marked out as a race course and 
then the parties are placed along, 
the course, here and there.” 

Along the designated First Night 
Caucus Race Course participants 
will find Northern Lights, spon- 


Carnival Ball: 

King and Queen of Hearts Bail 


The Winter Carnival Committee 


would like to ask everyone who at¬ 
tends the ski races to reffain horn 
bringing alcohol to the Rikert Ski 
Touring Center and the 
Middlebury College Snow Bowl 
This will allow the races to run 
without complications and will in¬ 
sure the safe return of all the sup¬ 
porters. 


Within the spirit of Alice’s ad 
ventures, we invite one and all to 
the magnificent King and Queen 
of Hearts Ball. The festivity will 
occur on Saturday, February 24 
during the height of Winter 
Carnival weekend. Culminating 
with the crowning of the Carnival 


Ice Show: 

On the Looking Glass’ 


This year’s Ice Show, “On the 
Looking Glass,” will feature guest 
skater Mark Cockerell, a 1984 
Olympic contender, and trick 
skater Kent Orwell who has been 
with Disney on Ice for five years. 


Winter Warm Up: 

Di wn the Rabbit-Hole 


1990 

Winter Carnival 

Schedule of Events 


Come Down the Rabbit-Hole. 
Follow Alice as she skis across 


Northern Lights 
Candlelight Dmnert 


Outside McCullough 
All Dining Halls 
(Not Chateau? 


7 00 First Night Activities 

7 00 & 8 00 Comedy Shows 

8 30 & 10 30 Night Clubs 

10 00 Ross Party starts 

10 30 Hepburn Party starts 

11 00 McCullough Party starts 


Meeu Chapel 
Upper Proctor 
Ross 
Hepburn 
McCullough Gym 


Women's tOK X-C 
Women’s Giant Sialom 
Mens 15K X-C 
Men s Giant Slalom 
Women's GS Second Run 


Rikert Touring Center 
Snow Bowl 
RikeH Touring Center 
Snow Bowl 
Snow Bowl 


Johnson Building 


Ice Show Nell 

Winter Car;»;yal Film 
Alice in Wonderland 
Klondike Push Bim Stu ls Bim 
The Toasters 


Dana Auditorium 
F*etd House 


Women s Slalom Snow Bowl 

Men s Slalom Snow Bowl 

Women s Slalom Second Run Snow Bowl 

Men s Slalom Second Run Snow Bowl 

Women s 3«SK Cross Country Rikert Touring Center 
Men s 3x7 SK Cross Country Rikerl Touring Center 
ice Show Nason Arena. Field House 

Winter Cermvai Film Dana Auditorium 

CarmvaJ Bell Field House 


200 

4 30-0 00 
730 

‘9 pm-2 am 


t$7 00 without Meal Contract 
‘not included m combo ticket 

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Abandon all frustrations with lack and.ideas of an intellectual nature. Kelly said of the nicknames. She mark next to a line of dialogue ac- another correspondent from Virginia, 

of social opportunity on campus. Students may read information on mentioned certain users who take knowledges the user’s presence on He later reported Jo Beaudry that he 

Dismiss all presupposed notions that public mail boards and put them- pleasure in identifying themselves as the channel. and this second woman fell in love, 

our non-academic lifestyle is restric- selves on mailing lists that focus on “Kitten” or “Wild One.” s Channels and conversation topics Another one of Beaudry’s com 

live. It’s time to turn to technology to such varied interests as boating or Users may type messages and send range from “The Drinking Channel,” p Utcr suitors paid her a surprise visit 
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Perhaps you are unaware of the Each participant takes a chance in can communicate with each other at Ten Paces.” abruptly. Yet a third man “stayed at 

potentials within the computer establishing a high profile status on absolutely no cost, save for tired fin- One faction creates ID files which this college for six days with other 

subculture. The VAX system is an these public mail boards. Users can gertips. include the user’s name, status, inter- people he had met through the corn- 

untapped, underground resource acquire viruses or excess amounts of “It’s like having a pen pal from ests and requisites for a mate. And, puter,” she said, 

where unmatched souls can “junk mail,” VAX user Maureen across the country,” Kelly said. yes, “computer scamming” is a There is a definite risk involved 

fraternize. Kelly ’92 said. The BITNET system actually ex- prevalent phenomena, Beaudry said. with the initial face-to-face contact. 

Imagine, a social mechanism with For some, checking VAX mail is a tends over much of the globe, joining “Pickup Guys” invite innocent users Last September, one Middlebury stu- 

little or no risk involved that far sur- more compulsory activity than Tokyo, Canada and New Zealand in to switch to other channels with per- dent agreed to meet an acquaintance 

passes a computer dating service, the checking Phonemail messages. “I one network. verse numerical connotations, she from the West Coast in Vermont. “1 

personals in the final pages of a have to check my VAX mail at least “Sometimes links will die. It’s said. didn’t know if I would be able to 

magazine or even a 976-CHAT line. twice a day,” one user said. called‘Link Death,”’Kelly said. The Several restrictions apply for all stand him,” she said. Fortunately, 

The VAX is built on a mainframe Through BITNET, students can network speed depends on the physi- VAX users—no harassment, offen- their introduction provided both with 


BITNET, a “store and forward” sys¬ 
tem that links destination and origin 
sites by “connection sites.” The sys¬ 
tem was designed primarily as an ex- 


Crossword 


Edited by Eugene T. Maleska 


27 Solidiy built 52 Treatu 

31 River to the Firth 53 Owns 
ot Clyde 

32 Stage whisper 


1 Competent 
5 Captures 


matenea pair is asKeo, oo. now am th e channel. A “Hitman” would issue 
you two meet? two warnings for “Lack of activity.” 

“We don’t like to tell anybody If the user did not respond to such 
how we met, one blushing VAX threats, the message “Terrrfjnated by 
romancer confessed. Hitman” would appear on his or her 

And what about the risks of getting screen, 
involved with the wrong type? The underlying truth is self-evi- 

We have a fear of computer dent: VAX users must remain affa- 
geeks, Kelly said. blc if they wish to explore the exten- 

One audacious individual offered s i ve possibilities for computer ro- 
to send Beaudry money for bus fare mance. 
to meet him in New York. After she 


Hershiser 

33 Kind of hop 57 get cold feet 

34 Readied tor the after accepting a 

canine show dare 

37 Fix up an antique 59 Not so many 

39 Suffix with host go Experience 

40 Wear away 6 i Course of travel 

42 Reign 52 K, n c) of can or 

43 Come out again | ra y 

45 Coins ot Poland 53 Followers of 


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(Nov 2 ) 

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15 Phone 

16 Ragtime round 
dance 

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19 Feasted 

20 Stale 


47 Adjusts 


Adam 


21 Stubborn ones 


48 Opposite of 


64 Forehead 


23 Hearty's partner 50 Base on 

24 Motor (walk) 


(continued from page 5) 


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profits from the bakery to house the two bottom lines,” said Cohen. “You 
homeless and teach them to become measure the success of a business by 
bakers. So I feel like that’s action,” h°w much profit is left over by the 
Cohen explained. “I’m very end °f the year and also by the 
interested in getting down to a contributions it has', made to the 
practical level." community.” — 

A Trend for Business? In reference to Rainforest Crunch, 

The social concerns behind Cohen stressed that quality is the key 
Rainforest Crunch have helped make factor: “If the product didn’t taste 
it attractive to retailers, Mark S ood - il wouldn’t matter if it were 
Mumford reported. He said that supporting all these causes.” 
some stores “ are just saying ‘Gel Community Products will soon 
outta here, we don’t even want to introduce a chocolate edition of 
talk.’ I think the social implications Rainforest Crunch, as well as 
of this product have really made it Rainforest Cookies and Rainforest 
easy to get in the door. - And once Bars. ‘The cookies,” said Cohen, 
people taste it, it’s sold!” “could happen in the next couple of 

“I think there arc more and more months." 


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member 

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muggers March on weapon 

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29 Ahead of Wheat 57 Greek letli 

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ARTS 

Discovering childhood struggles “Under Emily’s Bed” 

T»_. If .ill_ Pi_* 


By Matthew Stewart 

Emily Dunn '90 
own style of Jane 
Emily’s Bed”, a TH 500 production 
at the New Dance Studio January 19 
and 20. Dunn invited us into her 
world, and “under her bed,” so that 
wc could get a glimpse of the way 
the world looks from her perspec¬ 
tive. <e, 

“1 definitely think that the con¬ 
cert was dance, but it bordered on 
performance art,” Dunn stated. She 
presented a variety of images from 
around the world—pictures that she 
has seen. The dancers were in uni¬ 
forms, or costumes, “representing 
life different ways jhal people are in 
society,” Dunn explained. 

The first piece was er.’itled “Take 
These Fickle Words And Make Them. 
Dunn and Jennifer Poinier ’91 were 
dressed as school girls: black 
watch plaid skirts and jumpers, 
white blouses and ties. They sang 
in Latin and German, while shifting 
in and out of vignettes of the con¬ 
trolled, Catholic school upbring¬ 
ing that Emily experienced. 

Dunn and Poinier exploded away 
from these scenes, suggesting a 
breaking away from this type of 
control. Many of the movements 
that followed the schooling scenes 
had a comic element, perhaps even 
absurdist. This contrasted with the 
structural clement of the childhood 
memories. 

The second piece was an impro¬ 
visation called “Emily’s New 
Clothes." It was created and per¬ 
formed by Dunn, Tom Armbrecht 
’92 and Tori Northrop ’90 . 
Armbrecht was dressed in a shirt 


Emily Dunn dances “Heartfall. ’’ 

that could have been cut from an 
American flag. Tori Northrop was 
in provincial Russian or perhaps 
Indian clothing. Emily Dunn was in 
an Eastern European dress. The 
piece demonstrated a series of in¬ 
teractions between the three 
“characters.” 

Dunn picked Armbrecht and 
Northrop for the improvisation be¬ 
cause, “it is unpredictable what wdt 
come out of them—they make in¬ 
teresting choices.” Armbrechl’s 
character was imposing, and occa¬ 


sionally violent toward the.other 
two. Northrop appeared more 
serene, for example, she was sing¬ 
ing some melodic Russian folk 
songs. In spite of this appearance, 
there was a manipulative element in 
her contacts with the other dancers. 
Dunn appeared dominated by the 
other two. 

An integral part of this political 
imagery was the only prop used, a 
rectangular piece of black cloth. 
The dancers treated it like a flag by 
carefully folding it and draping it 


photo by Eric Borg 

gently over each other. Perhaps a 
bit of a cliche, but ut seems to be an^ 
anti -nationalistic sentiment . 

“Heartfalls" was a solo performed 
by Dunn and choreographed by 
Penny Cambell. This piece was ex¬ 
emplary of Cambell’s emotive 
style, using peripheral extensions 
and falls to explore feelings. 
Rather than demonstrating a loss of 
control, the falls showed Dunn’s 
developed command of her dancing. 
The falls were followed impres¬ 
sively by quickly regaining her 


balance. Dunn wore a long, red, 
silk skirt during the piece. This 
skirt flowed well behind her, echoing 
her movements. 

The. final piece was entitled “The 
Pale Dead Morning World Would be 
Much Poorer Without Your Zest for 
Living.” This was a very polished 
group piece that had previously 
been performed in Dancing Wright, 
the fall dance concert. This was 
Dunn’s strongest statement about 
societal roles. Victoria Custodio 
’93 played a football player, Emily 
Ewell ’93 a’ cheerleader. Kali 
MeCiurk’93 a field hotkey player, 
and Jess Nissen 90 a “television 
watcher." Dunn and Karla Rice ’90 
were related to the television 
watcher with makeup and in their 
actions, but their roles 'cannot be 
so simply defined. 

Rice and Dunn showed tremen 
dous care for an inflatable globe 
that was on stage. The globe, while 
perhaps another’cliche, was' a cen¬ 
tral theme in the piece. The other 
characters were indifferent to it, and 
they seemed to go happily about 
their business. Rice’s and Dunn’s 
concern earned them a “non-literal 
struck treatment," in Dunn’s words, 
reducing them to additional televi¬ 
sion watchers. 

The four pieces in the show were 
quite personal, and showed a 
tremendous diversity. The audience 
got to know a great deal about the 
way that Emily thinks. “Under 
Emily’s Bed” had a different style 
than other Middlebury dance con¬ 
certs lately, and I think that it was 
quite successful. 


Part of college’s extensive art collection displayed 


esney 


By Aiyssa Vitrano 

The current exhibit at the 
Christian A. Johnson Art Gallery 
provides a unique chance for the 
community to view some of the 
most noteworthy works of art in 
the college’s possesion. The ex¬ 
hibit, entitled “19th Century 
European and American Art from 
the Permanent Collection,” opened 
on January 14 and will run through 
April 30. Thirty four works arc dis¬ 
played, including works by Auguste 
Rodin, John Singer Sargent and 
many of the century's other promi¬ 
nent artists. Of particular interest 
arc two of the college’s newest ac¬ 
quisitions which have never been 
seen before. 

The exhibit provides a vivid 
sense of 19th century life. Frederic 
Remington’s bronze sculpture enti¬ 
tled “The Bronco Buster,” on loan 
from a private collection, brings 
one back to the time of horse 
transportation and cowboys in 
America. The cowboy on his rear¬ 
ing horse evoked a sense of mo¬ 
tion. Another great repieseniation 
of American life is “The Banjo 
Player” by’ Boss, out of the two 
works new to the collection. The 
expression of the man in this 
painting was striking. He was 
probably a slave and looked as if he 
had just been caught because he 
took time to console himself by 
playing the banjo. 

Many of the pieces have been re¬ 
cently cleaned at the Williamstown 
Regional Art Conservatory Lab in 
Williamstown, Massachuscltes. 
Three of these pieces are Antoine 
Bayre’s bronze animal sculptures 
which were donated to the 
Collection by parents of different 
alumni in 1974. 

It was excellent to see the 
movement that was captured in the 
bronze sculptures, frozen scenes as 
in Remington’s. The lion and the 
hissing serpent, the ch a r gi n g ele¬ 
phant. and the tangled mass of an¬ 


imals in each of the pieces seemed 
as if they could have come alive at 
any moment. Other paintings 
which have been cleaned of varnish 
and restored are Theodore 
Rousseau’s forest-like landscape 
“The Gorge at Aprcmont” which 
has been in the Collection since 
1969 but not displayed recently and 
Gilbert Stuart's portrait of George 
Washington which is seen against 
the back wall of the gallery as soon 
as you enter. 

Giuseppe Dc Nitlis's “Study for 
Alle Corse” is the gallery’s latest 
acquisition bought in 1989. The 
gallery buys a new piece every year 
with the money received in annual 
dues and last year they decided upon 
this Italian 19th century oil paint¬ 
ing. This painting was especially 
interesting because it is painted on 
the back of a cigar box top. One 
could see the wood through the 
brushstrokes and Dc Nittis left the 
wood plain where the objects in the 
painting were supposed to be made 
of wood. The painting itself was 
also wonderful in it' hazy atmo¬ 
sphere and intent postures of the 
woman and the boy. 

Another exceptional piece of the 
collection that should not be 
missed is “Horse Fulling Stone- 
Laden Cart” by American sculptor 
William Rimmcr. This is not only 
a sculpture but was once an ink ' 
stand before it was put on display. 
The top of the two rocks lift up and 
underneath them is where the ink 
was held. The flat part in front that 
seemed like it may be a pond was 
the resting place for pens. The 
gallery bought the piece in an auction 
in 1988. 

The exhibit also included two 
views of Middlebury College in the 
1800’s, one by John Henry 
Hopkins tnd the other by John 
Frederick Kensett. Hopkins’ oil 
painting is a view of Chjpman Hill 
md was acquired by the gallery in 
1984. "bis 


rendered in Kcnsctt’s pencil sketch 
is but it may be East looking at 
Elephant Mountain. |i is dated July 
22. 1851 in the comir 
This exhibit is an exceptional 
opportunity to view a part of the 
Johnson Gallery's permanent' 19th 
century collection. Many of the 
works have not been on display for 
a long time and do not get shown 
very often because of the huge size 
of the permanent collection. Some 
works, like Rosso's wax sculpture 
“Bimbo Malato," are not shown 
very often because of the harm that 
can occur from moving and display¬ 
ing them. 

“The show is also a 
good way to get a taste 
of 19th century art. 
Because there are not - 
too many pieces to 
look at it is relatively 
untaxing to study each 
piece. The 19th century 
theme allows the 
exhibit to have a vast 
scope of artists and 
subject matter” _ 

Thi^how'l^aJso a good way to 
get a taste of 19th century art. 
Because there are not too many 
pieces to look at it is relatively un- 
taxing to study each piece intently 

ss it is easy to browse. The 19ih 
century theme allows the exhibit to 
have a vast scope of artists and sub¬ 
ject matter. By going from the 
Fragonard landscape to the Sargent 
pencil sketch of chess players to 
the “Grand Pays an” bronze sculp 
lure of a muscular axe-cutteryme cm 
admire many interesting works by 
great artiats, all pan of the col¬ 
lege’s collection. 



The Middkbury Campus 


Friday, January 26,1990 


Young German boy refuses to 
grow up in “The Tin Drum” 


not appear as being deliberately 
evil; they were almost naive be¬ 
cause much of what they did was 
without thought or consequence. 
Yet there were consequences; each 
careless evil allowed the deliberate 
Nazi evil to grow. 

Oskar’s childlike appearance en¬ 
abled him to move about the war 
like a fly on the wall. He watched as 
the lives of his relations shatter. 
Through it all, Oskar remained cu¬ 
riously unmoved. His aloofness 
from the action in the film dis¬ 
tanced him from the audience too. 
Oskar’s lack of emotion left his 
fate ambivalent. He encountered a 
wide variety of characters: a troop 


By Benjamin F. Merrifield 
and Tim Harkins 

‘The Tin Drum,” a film based on 
the book by Gutter Grass, was 
shown in Sunderland 110 on 
January 22 by the German Film 
Department. In ‘The Tin Drum,” a 
three year old boy named Oskar de¬ 
cided that he would stop growing. 
He made this decision after observ¬ 
ing the rowdy drinking, card play¬ 
ing, and under-the-table toe sex of 
his absurd relatives. Symbolical^ 
this action represented a morally 
neutral point of view that continued 
throughout the film. Through 
Oskar’s eyes we saw both the es¬ 
tranged relationships of his 
mother, Agnes Matzerath, his sup¬ 
posed father, Mr. Matzerath, his 


uncle, Jan Brunski and the inva 


domination over Eastern and The movie frankly por- 

Westem Europe to a state of utter ._ i „/■ i: 

devastation by the Allied Powers, trayed aspects Of life 

The Nazis brutality raised the which One is OWttre Of, 

“iSZ ?but «ould rather not 

cile the actions of themselves and See. Violent acts, stark 

their nation during the war, which j KCPtlPK and vnrinilK 
resulted in large-scale guilt. This lOVe scenes ana VariOUS 

film examined the life of a family bodily functions Were 

all portrayed frankly 

war guilt distort the picture; it ex- and yet were often 

amined cooly and often brutally the J 

actions of a people and a nation. darkly humOrOUS. 


Claudio Medeiros, Page Walker and Jim Briggs rehearse for next semester’s performance. 


photo by M. Raskopf 


Rosencrantz and Guildenstern will die 

By Lisa Horwitz 


project and then came across this the handling of gender.. An 
Middlcbury College will present again. I let Claudio read it and he fell Elizabethan acting troupe is part of 
, and Guildenstern Are in love with it also." The play is t he cast of characters. Traditionally 

the group of actors were all male and 
the youngest boy would play the 
female roles. In this acting troupe 
Alfred is the boy who played the 
female parts. What Wood decided to 
do was to cast the tragedians, the 
members of the acting troupe, as all 
females except Alfred who is being 
Wood played by Matt Yeoman, ’93. 

Dan Coin '92 plays Hamlet, and 
Page Walker ’90 plays the Player, 
both major characters. Wood was 
pleased to cast so many talented un¬ 
derclassmen in addition to 
experienced juniors and seniors. 
Aimee Young ’93, who plays 
Gertrude, really enjoys working on 
the production. “I feel much more 
comfortable working with my peers 
shown through the director. “We spend a great deal of rather ^ a faculty mem ber. I find 

"—'I vnknnxml * —- - -~ — •_ f!-, ... , , _ 

- it a lot easier to ask questions about 
interpretation or technique." 
ln Young also likes the ‘‘friendly al- 
mosphere and closeness of the 
1S cast.” 


“Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are in love with it also. 

Dead” in Hepburn Zoo at 8:00 p.m. being done as a student led Winter 
from February 15 to 18. Term course. 

The play is the 700 project of There are many similarities 
Phoebe Wood ’90. It is being between Stoppard’s play and Samuel 
directed by Jim Briggs ’90, who is Beckett’s Waiting For Godot. Both 
playing Rosencrantz, and Claudio plays combine the classical element 
Medeiros ’90, who is portraying with Vaudeville style comedy. 
Guildenstern. Although Stoppard has been 

“Rosencrantz and Guildenstern,” criticized for this similarity, 
by Tom Stoppard, is a take off of does not feel that this is a drawback. 
Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Stoppard “It is obvious that Stoppard was 
retells the story of Hamlet from the greatly influenced by Beckett; 
point of view of Rosencrantz and however, Stoppard’s use of language 
Guildenstern, two very minor and absurd humor makes 
characters in Hamlet. It is a ‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are 
comedy which emulates the style of Dead’ an entity unto itself.” As 
Abbot and Costello and the Marx much as she admires the complicated 
Brothers, according to Wood. There language, she admits that it is one of 
are also elements of black humor the hardest obstacles to overcome as 
which are 

themes of death and probability. rehearsal time just trying to figure 
Wood was first exposed to this out what Stoppard meant.” 
play in high school. “It has always Another interesting twist 
just stuck with me,” said Wood. “I Middlebury’s version 
was searching desperately for a 700 “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern’ 


L>uuny min.nuns were an midgets, a Jewish toy store owner, 
portrayed frankly and yet were and a mysteriously wise but mania- 
often darkly humorous. In one such cal graveyard beggar. These charac- 
scene fifteen-year-old Oskar ters colorfully depicted, and well 
watched, from a bedroom closet, acted, often offered Oskar haunt- 
his uncle console his mother after ingly insightful bits of advice, 
she had a row with Oskar’s This film had a slightly surrealis- 
supposed father because she would tic quality to it: Oskar began the 
not eat his eel. During this scene narration from the womb and he 
Oskar remembered his father pacing was able to carve into glass with 
the living room while his uncle his voice, not to mention his abil- 
stopped his mother’s tears by ity to intentionally sustain the 
making love to her. This is done height of a three year old until well 
without any moral judgement from beyond adolescence. As bizarre as 
characters or the author; it just these qualities may have been, they 
happened. sustained disbelief, and worked well 

Scenes like this one occurred fre- as an artistic vehicle. The film was 
quently. People were shown with- as entertaining as it was thought 
out apologies or shame. They did provoking. 


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Friday, January 26 ,1990 


The Middlebury Campus 


page 11 



By Sarah Schick 

The campus-famous Mischords 
performed for an enthusiastic 
student audience at the 
Undergraduate on ! Wedncsday, 
January 17, The a capella singing 
group, which has been entertaining 
Middlebury audiences for decades, 
continues to perform well. Karen 
Boyden ’90, leader of the 
Mischords said, “We were very 
pleased with our performance, even 
though many of us were sick." 
Also the group was missing two 
members. Cynthia White '90 and 
Elizabeth Bell '93, due to an away 


these songs with guitar. The group 
ended with a rendition of Huey 
Lewis’ “If This Is It” with soloists 
Hopper and Young. 

The Mischords held auditions 
last fall for a plethora of hopefuls. 
Elizabeth Bell ‘93, Jennifer Brown 
'93 and Sarah Richardson '93 were 
accepted and Boyden says they are 
doing “very well.” The Mischords 
do not have a specific tone they try 
to display, but they do like to exude 
“fun” which the new members 
certainly have contributed to. 

The audience’s reaction to 
Wednesday’s performance was 


Local vocalists continue to 
miss chords and entertain 


The Mischords are busy, presently recording 
an album which they hope to complete by the 
end of Winter Term. All of their funds, which 
they earn by performing at various colleges or 
social functions, are being put towards this al¬ 
bum and a tour in Cancun during spring 
break. 


ice hockey game. positive. Emily Ewell '93 admits 

The Consort of Musicke Trio, featuring Emma Kirkby, Evelyn Tubb, soprano and The K I0U P held two sessions that “they sound pretty good 

Anthony Rooley, lute, played in Mead Chapel on January 17. The trio is one of Wednesday evening, both well tonight although I can tell many of 

England’s most prominent and widely recorded early music groups. The program in- They opened with an old them have colds.” Dennis 

eluded works by Monteverdi, Luzzaschi, Frescobaldi, Notari, Costa, d’India, Lawes, favorite The Boy From New York Schaechcr '91 liked the music but 

Lanier, Blow and Purcell. City” wilh soloisl Kathy Basham he claimed that their “repertoire 

'90 and Tammy Young’90. A well was a little repelitive-1've heard 

known Beach Boys tune, “Do-run” many of these songs before.” 
followed which look a Dissipated The Mischords are busy. 
Eight member by surprise as he was presently recording an album which 

serenaded by Mischords Liz Hopper they hope to complete by the end 

'90, Sarah Gordon ’92 and Bashant. of Winter Term. All of their funds, 

The Mischords revived two of their- which they earn by performing at 

old songs: “Annie’s Song” with various colleges or social 

soloist Kate Cote ’92 and functions, are being pul towards 

“Helplessly Hoping.” Mike this album and a tour in Cancun 

Maguire ’90 accompanied both of during spring break. 


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ATTENTION: Students 

The Community Council is seeking interested students to participate in the restructuring of Student Social Life. Several 
committees are being formed. 

Applications are available in the Dean of Students Office and at the Student Iniprmation Desk. 

RESIDENTIAL LIFE COMMITTEE (To oversee the residential changes on campus) 

Committee composition: 

Chair: Frank Kelley 

2 Faculty members 
1 Administrator 

8 Students 

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Committee composition: 

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Friday, January 26,1990 


The Middlebury Campus 


Animal Logic reviewed 


By Lisa Horowitz 


Flynn Theatre presents the 
National Theatre of the Deaf’s 
performance of “The Odyssey” at 8 
p.m. Tickets arc S16.50, 14.50,11.50 
and 8.50. For more information call 
86-FLYNN. 


Burlington Film Society presents 
“19th International Tournee- of 
Animation” at 7:00 p.m. in City Hall 
Auditorium in Burlington. Admission 
is $4 general, S2 members. 


Friday, Jan. 26 


The American Movie Club 
presents “The Fly” at 7:00 p.'m. ad 
9:30 p.m. in Dana Auditorium. 
Admission is $1.50 with I.D. and 
S2.50 without I.D. 


Lane Film Series presents “Rosa 


Luxmburg/Von Trotta" at 7:30 p.m.- 
Flcming Museum, Room 101, 
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more information call 656-4455. 


Department of Theatre, Dance and 

Film/Video presents “Waiting for Monday, Jan. 29 


Inspiration," a senior dance concert 


By Zach Egan Copeland thinks in when he’s 

There are too many bands that thinking at his best. Sure, you 
were once good, or could have been could hear this song wafting out of 
good, but went the way of produc- a technicolor clothing store in 
tion—of form over content. It some mall outside of L.A. and it 
seems to me that good production tends to conjure MTV video images 
should make a guitar sound like a in your head. But there is definitely 
guitar, not a digitally-manipulated a weird aspect to this song—it’s 
monster. I’ll never forget the de- insanely synchopatcd. This is a 
spair and confusion that accompa- unique quality which crops up 
nied my first spin of The throughout the album and makes 
Replacements Don't Tell A Soul . Animal Logic a Worthwhile listen. 
It’s not a terrible album, but the raw The sound isn’t all Copeland’s, 
edge that had made The He works with bassist extraordi- 
Replacements The Replacements naire Stanley Clark and vocalist 
had been filed down with produc- Deborah Holland. Clark’s bass 
tion. prowess stands out on the album, 

This made me a little aprehensive and his sound is enhanced by a 
the first time I listened to Animal unique chorus effect. Reminiscient 
Logic , the latest from former of the Police, there’s often a lot of 
Police-rocker Stewart Copeland, range between bass and drums and 
Copeland has done work without Clark seizes the opportunity to de- 
the Police before—most re:ently fine his own rhythm, just as Robby 
an album and video entitled The Shakespeare wanders from Sly 
Rythmatist and an opera for the Dunbar on the old Black Uhuru al- 
Cleveland Opera Company—and bums. Clark mighty be best on 
it’s usually pretty decent. He’s not Winds of Santa Ana. 
just a precision drummer, somehow While Copeland s influence is 
able to lay powerful rhythms laced undoubtedly the common thread, 
with tightly finessed deviation, but Deborah Holland’s vocals drive the 
he’s one of the few songwriters mus * c in a billion directions. At 

who is able to come up with thor- some P oints il sounds like , Stewalt 
oughly kinetic progressions. The Copeland meets the Maniacs; at 
drums don’t simply superimpose a odlers hke Copeland meets Loretta 
beat on otherwise rhythmically 1*™- At its worst AnmiaiLogu: 
sterile music: rather, thev carve sounds like Pat Benatar. At its best 


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Contemporary Playwrights in the 


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Daughter ” at 7:30 p.m. in Twilight 


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Saturday, Jan. 27 


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Cumberland Civic Center in Maine 
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Providence Civic Center in Rhode 
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Friday, January 26,1990 


The Middlebury Campus 


page 13 


SPORTS 


Panther hockey beats Norwich Cadets in 5-4 thriller 


with their sticks after the play was The Panther’s took a one goal lead 
over; one time as a Middlebury player into the locker room, but were some- 
was trying to flip up the puck for the what frustrated. They had outshot the 

referee. What was mostdisheartening Cadets 14-6 and had failed to capital- 

was that these tactics seemed to work, ize on the three power plays they had 

Norwich scored in the beginning been awarded, 
of the first period at 1:37. There At 1:54 in the second period Nor- 

seemed to be a lot of tension at the wich tied the game on a power play, 
start of the game and it appeared as if The Norwich forward was allowed to 

the Cadets were benefitted by the skate out from behind the net and hit 
added emotion. The Panthers were a wing who was camped out on the 
caught by surprise, but were able to far post. Middlebury took the lead 
settle in and evened the game at 11:08 once again at 6:57 on its own power 
whenTiegenFryberger 93andScott play when junior co-captain Tom 

Hill 92crossedthebluelineonatwo Humphreys skated around the circle 
on one. Hill fired a shot from the top and blasted one from the slot. Nor- 


The Panthers were in full command at this 
point, arid tried to distance themselves further 


from the Cadets, but were held back by 


The period also highlighted a rash 


penalties. 


big, but they were fast and chippy. In the Norwich goalie. ing situations because the referees 

fairness, the Norwich team was quite Both teams were silent for awhile often took the recipient of a punch 

good. They skated well and were able in terms of scoring; Middlebury and the puncher both to the penalty 

toexploitMiddlebury’s weaknesses, clearly dominated the play, but was box. Not that the Panther Squad was 

They were aggressive and were ab le unab le to score. The Panthers scored comprisedofany choir boys, but it 


with less than three minutes left in the seemed that Middlebury suffered 
period when they were able to take rqost often from guilt by association, 

and that regardless of the offense the 
call was “high-sticking.” 

There were definitely some ex¬ 
changes, but from the stands it ap¬ 
peared that punching did not warrant 
a penalty and that all it took for a 
Norwich player to draw a penalty 
(continued on page 16) 


any physical contact. 


There were punches on almost 
every break, but what was more ap¬ 
palling was to see Norwich players 
taking swipes at Middlebury skaters 


As they worked the puck around 
sophomore Pat Currie let a shot go 
from the point that Kent Hughes ’92 
redirected pas t the Cadet’s goal tender. 


A startled fan looks on as co-captaln Tom Humphreys ’91 checks a 
Norwich Cadet in last Saturday's game Photo by Mark Raskopf 


Women’s hockey plays great; wins seven out of eight 


By Thomas Dubreuil 

They don’t play in front of huge, 
screaming crowds. In fact, many 
students have never seen them play at 
all. But one thing is clearly evident, 
they are in the midst of one of their 
most successful seasons ever. Who 
are these unheralded Middlebury 
athletes, one asks? They are the 
women ’ s varsity ice hockey team and 
they are the proud owners of a 7-1 
record. 

With only ten returning letterwin- 
ners from last year’s, 10-3 season, 
this year was thought to be one of 
rebuilding, but it has proved to be 
much more than that. Led by senior 
tri-captains Amanda Unger, Deb 


Another Middlebury skater who shutting down scoring threats from revenge is on the minds of many 

; shown herself to be an able goal opposing teams. But the position of players. On Saturday the Panthers 

'rcris senior forward Justine Blodg mindingthenctforMiddlcbury team have another very big game when 

Coach Bill Mandigo feels that, should not be overlooked. they meet another challenging oppo 

istine has really come into herown One unsung hero for the Panthers nent in the Bowdoin College Polar 

t player this year.” In the Panther’s who deserves a great deal of credit is Bears. 

eni 6-3 victory over Boston Uni- juniorgoalic AnneTruslow.Truslow Although their 2-1 victory over 
sity, Blodgett alone accounted for has a 87.6 save percentage and her YalconJan. 14 was their biggest win 
> of the six goals scored by Mid- goals allowed per game average is a to date, wins over Colby and Bow- 
bury. mere 2.1 goals per game. doin would prove to be an even big- 

Not to be overlooked are defen- When asked about the play of ger thrill for most of the players, 

s standouts Margi Sheehan ’91, Truslow, captain Cynthia White When asked about their chances of 

rgaretHeald ’92 and Kim Griffith stated, “She is playing out of her pulling out of victories over these 

who Mandigo refers to as being mind.” Coach Mandigo says of two rivals, Gow, White, and Unger 

:y steady blue line defenders " Truslow, "She has done an excellent all feel that since returning from 

: defenders have been a key ir.- job and is improving with every Christmas break, the team has really 

iment in the success of this Pan- game.” come together and is playing very 

r team. They are successful in When talking to various players well. 

about why they are having such a Practices have been going excel- 
successful season, one common an- lent and everyone is contributing The 
swer they all gave was that a large feeling seems to be very positive and 
' par t of i t w as due to the coaching they very optimistic. How important is 

receive. "Bill isdoing a great job. He this weekend to the women’s ice 
' : works us hard in practice, but he hockey ream? According to Cow, 


The Middlebury skaters suffered a heart¬ 
breaking 2-1 overtime loss to the White Mules 
last season and revenge is on the minds of 
many players. _ 


makes it fun. We actually look for- “Beating these two teams would be 
ward to practice”, were some of the the s weeterf Wins of my whole hockey 
comments received from one of his career.” 

players. Assistant coache* Peter Sal- How it die confi d ence level of 

iba and D. Jackson have also added th'j Panther team heading in to a lough 
much to the success of the Panthers stretch? Captain Amanda Unger 
and are a major part of the team. summed it up simply by saying. “We 

Looking forward, the women’s will go all the way. There it no doubt 
hockey team hat a tough weekend about it” Whatever the outco m e of 
ahead.Tonightat7:00pjn. they face this weekend's garnet, they ahoald 
a very lough rival in Colby College, be extremely exciting. The Lady 
The Middlebury skaters suffered a Panthers are playing sharp hockey, 
heartbreaking 2-1 overtime lom to Ai7-l,women’sicehockeyurun- 
the While Mulct last season and ning wild, catch die spirit. 


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The Middlebury Campus 


Friday, January 26 , 1989 


Is hockey ready for prime time? 


By John Spellane 


The National Hockey League All- 
Star game has come and gone and it 
appears that the N.H.L. is headed 
back to-pay television where it has 
[enjoyed its greatest success. N.B.C. 
gambled in airing the game and al¬ 
though it did not backfire, the game 
|did not fare any better ratings-wise 
than iheN.H.L. did when it was shown 
last on network television. N.B.C.’s 
effort was admirable, but the broad¬ 
cast was far from flawless and so was 
the advertising campaign. 

While Marv Albert would seem 
like an excellent choice as play-by- 
play man, the voice of the New York 
Rangers was clearly not prepared to 
[call the contest. With an effort that 


ence. His description ignored the need 
for the puck to cross two red 1 ines and 
it was further weakened by the pres¬ 
ence of a graphic of the ice surface 
which Davidson was unable to dia¬ 
gram the play.on. Ifonedidnotknow 
what icing was beforehand they cer¬ 
tainly didn’t leam from Davidson. 

The advertising for the game also 
gets mixed reviews. The “great one” 
versus “super Mario” was a little too 
cute but, nevertheless it did highlight 
the two main reasons to watch the 
game. Especially considering the out¬ 
standing performance of Lemieux. 
The other advertisement was a little 
too misleading as it showed a variety 
of crunching body checks in attempt 


The game itself was good for hockey. A high- 
scoring affair is bound to attract fans... 
\Lemieux was truly super and Gretzky allowed 
i him to assume center Stage. 


was sub-par at best, Albert frequently 
[neglected to name the players who 
had the puck and often said nothing at 
all as the game was in action. N.B.C. 
had boasted about the number of 
microphones they had planted (on 
the referee and along the boards)-in 
an attempt to capture the real sounds 
[of the sport. However, if this attempt 
was the cause for Marv’s silence an 
injustice was committed because 
when he wasn’t calling the play the 
sounds of hockey were less than 
audible. 

Ex-Ranger goaltender John 
Davidson was the color commenta¬ 
tor and while he did an adequate job 
he too was less than inspiring. His 
worst moment came when he tried to 
[explain icing to the television audi- 


at attracting the “I went to a fight 
a hockey game broke out” cro'ivd 
The problem with this was that the 
All-Star game was completely void 
of any body-checking whatsoever, 
although since neither Marv or John 
Davidson chose to point it out, one 
would beled to believe it was nothing 
out of the ordinary. 

The broadcast certainly was not 
aided by the fact that i t was up agamst 
a C.B.S. professional basketball 
doublcheader matching the likes of 
Detroit and L.A. and then Chicago 
and New York. The first basketball 
game was in the second half when the 
hockey began and thus, the chances 
of a viewer crossing over to N.B ,C. in 
the heart of the third quarter were 
(continued on page 16) 


Men’s basketball drops a pair 


By Marc Parsons 

Last weekend the men’s basket¬ 
ball team played in only it’s second 
home game of the season. They bat¬ 
tled the Tufts University Jumbos who 
were in town for the first time in ten 
years. Unfortunately,Middlebury was 
forced to swallow another close loss. 
The loss dropped their record to 4-7. 

The game was competitive from 
start to finish. The score was tied at 
the half 34-34 and the Panthers were 
shooting well. During the second half 
Middlebury stayed within reach by 
burying all of the important foul shots. 
With three minutes left in regulation 
time the big man, Michael B aumann 
’92, was fouled and sent to the line for 
two shots. Baumann hit both shots, 
leaving the Panthers down by only 
one point. 

After a Tufts time out, 
Middlebury’s defense tightened up 
on the inbounds pass and the Jumbos 
were forced to take another lime out 
to retain possession. When Tufts fi¬ 
nally succeeded at inbounding, they 
could not score and the Panthers came 
up with theball. Baumann was fouled 
again and sent to the line for two 
more shqts. With 1:35 left to play, 
Baumann sank both free tlirows. 

The Panthers defense rallied 
around their one point lead as Rob 
Blanchard ’90 blocked a Jumbo shot 
on their next possession. A Tufts 
player was fouled during the fracas 
and went to the line for a one-and- 
onc. Middlebury called time out .to 
allow the Jumbo ample time to real¬ 
ize the importance of the situation. It 
worked. The front end of the one- 
and-one clanked of the rim and fell 
into a Panther’s paws. 

The cool-headed Baumann was 
the recipient of another Tufts foul so 
he approached the line for the third 





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time in just over two minutes. He 
sank the first shot but the laws of 
probability caught up with him when 
he missed the second. However, with 
49 seconds to play, .David Findlay 
’91 came up with the clutch rebound 
and swung the ball around to captain 
MichaelGill ’90. Gill was fouled and 
sank both of his shots, giving the 
Panthers a 68-64 lead. 

Tufts quickly brought the ball 
down the court and hit their shot to 
cut the lead to two with 38 seconds 
left. Ten seconds later the ball was in 
the hands of Junior Hector Hill when 
he was fouled. Tufts brought down 
his missed free throw. With 13 sec¬ 
onds left Tufts made a basket to tie 
the game. The shooter was fouled 
and about to try for the three point 
play. Coach Russ Reilly used another 
time out to ice the shooter. 

The game strategy worked for 
Reilly for the second time in two 
minutes; the shot was a brick. Bau¬ 
mann came up with the ball and Hill 


received the outlet pass before call¬ 
ing another time out. With 5 seconds 
left, Jeff Smith '91 inbounded the 
ball to Baumann whose shot missed 
the mark. The buzzer sounded as 
Smith crashed into a Jumbo fighting 
for the rebound. The official signaled 
a foul against Smith. The crowd 
tensely awaited an explanation. The 
few seconds it took for the official to 
make his decision seemed endless. 
The verdict was delivered when the 
official announced that the clock had 
run out; there was no foul. 

The teams kept the score close 
during the 5 minute overtime period. 
However the Panthers missed a pair 
of layups and a short jumper which 
would have opened up a lead for 
Middlebury. Middlebury was down 
by 2 points with 9 seconds left when 
center Reid Smith converted a layup. 
After a time out. Tufts had the ball 
under their own basket when they 
were called for travelling. 

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Ski team snares second at carnival 

Middlebury showed fine form, placing high at Bates 


By Carrie McCusker 


followed in ninth place. The top fin- 
on ishers led the Panthers to a victorious 

lie- first place with 88 points, edging out 

bury Ski team would have left their secondplace U.V.M. by three points, 
opponents far behind last weekend in Over at Black Mountain, the 

Maine at the Bates Carnival. After Middlebury Nordic skiers were also 
the races, there was a lot of jumping, showing incredible strength. On Fri- 

yelling and hugging as the skiers day, the opening races found both the 

watched theirnames fill toppositions women and men in an impressive 
on the results board. Despite a rainy, second place behind U.V.M. The 

warm spell the day before the first women’s 10 kilometer skate race 

race, the weather pulled around for opened the competition and gave ri- 
the best and the Panthers competed vals Williams and Dartmouth some- 
under clear,cold conditions. As coach thing to worry about. Behind 
Terry Aldrich put it, “It was a great U.V.M.’s Laura Wilson and Selma 
day to be a Panther.” Lie, Middlebury’s Jen Douglas ’91 

So it was. The Middlebury Pan- skated to a third place finish, 
thers’ combined score of 330 trailed Douglas was followed by her 
firstplace U.V.M. by only 27 points, teammates four top twenty finishes, 


Photo by Mark Raskopf 


Carrie Harasimowicz ’92 looks to pass inside against Hamilton. 


Women’s basketball wins two 


;nted Panther men who went on to By Elisha Hall for the second period ready to take 

n four top twenty finishes. The Lady Panthers won two good control of the game. A strong defense 

John Cooley’91 led the charge games this week to bring their record was the key to this half. Junior Holly 

th an incredible second place fin- to 9-1. Middlebury beat an aggres- Fry berg er led Middlebury in steals 

behind U.V.M.’s Paul Hansen, sive Norwich team by a thirty-eight with six, while Norwich's top scorer, 

rtior John Ogden chased closely pointtnarg in. OnSaturday the women who had 19 points in the first half, 

lind in fourth place and teammates hoop players handed Hamilton a was held to only 4 in the second half, 

b Pedersen ’91, Chris “Flash” twenty-two point loss. Both games 

uk ’92. and Leif Marcussen ’92 showed that the team is playing well The key tO Middlebury *S defense is their half- 

lowed in 12th, 14th and 41st rc- and clicking as a unit. 


'93, who leads the nation in three- 
point field goal percentage with61J, 
contributed 29 points to MkkUebwy’s 
win, while sophomore Erica Moody 
added another 20. Caroline Leary 
'92 pulled down 13 rebounds and 
scored 17 points. The final score was 


As coach terry Aldrich 
put it, “It was a great 
day to be a Panther .” 

... the second place 
finish was one of the 
best in recent years. 


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Coach Reilly and his men because 
they know that they have the ability 
to win in their league. They make few 
mistakes but the mistakes they make 
are used against them by their oppo¬ 
nents. 

On Thursday the team played at 
home against the Norwich Univer¬ 
sity Cadets. It was their third con¬ 
frontation of the season, Middlebury 
came out ahead in the first two con¬ 
tests. Tomorrow at 4 o’clock the 
Panthers will play Connecticut Col¬ 
lege in what could be a pivotal game. 
It will be the last home game before a 
brutal series of four road games. It is 
important for the team to enter the 
series in good spirits to keep up the 
intensity that will be needed to win 


Skiing 


(continuedfrom page 14) was good for 24 points. Gill chipped 

Middlebury quickly called time in for 17 points and Rob Blanchard 
out with 3 seconds left. The Panthers buried 12points. Hector Hill (7 points) 
were preparing to put the ball in play and Dave Findlay (4 points) played 
from underneath their opponent’s their usual tough defensive games as 
basket. The inbound pass went too did freshman Pat Casey. The Tufts 
long; it breezed past the finger tips a high scorer was guard Kevin Blatch- 
flying Panther and landed out of ford (28 points) who is a long time 
bounds. Tufts would then put theball friend andrival of Panther Jeff Smith, 
in play from under their own basket. On Tuesday the Panthers traveled 

Afterreceivingtheinboundspass, to Williams College to face the 
and despite tough Middlebury de- Ephfrten in the new sports complex at 
fense, the Tufts center sank a buzzer Williamstown. The last several con- 
beating 15 foot jumper to end the tests between these two teams have 
game with a 76-74 loss for the Pan- been highlighted by close scores and 
thers. The gym was silent for several Middleburyvictories.Thisseasonthe 
seconds before the loss sank in and game exhibited a gallant comeback 
the crowd applauded an exciting by the Panthers which was thwarted bury by Smith who cashed in 18 
game. Ironically the man who sank 


(continuedfrontpage J5 ) 
ing the season with a strong set of 
finishes is important to their'mental 
psyche, in addition to giving the rac ¬ 
ers an edge on their attempts to qual¬ 
ify for the N.C.A.A,competition in 
March. 

The nordic development team, 
made up of those racers who did not 
make the current carnival squad also 
had their first race last Sunday at 
Lake Placid. The conditions were not 
exceptional, the racers were reduced 
to multiple laps on a 2.8 k trail. The 

race was the first in a number of 

■1 

qualifiers for the Junior National 


were 


by stellar free throw shooting by the points. Blanchard had 13 as did 


the game winning shot was the same Williams team. The final scoreof 64- Baumann, despite his nagging flu. 


one who had missed a free throw at 
the end of regulation time forcing the 
game into overtime. 

The Middlebury players were 
disappointed with their inability to 


56 in favor of Williams dropped 
Middlebury’s record to 4-8. 

Intermission found the Panthers 
down by 12 points, 38-26. In the sec¬ 
ond half Middlebury came back to 
win this close game. As guard Jeff within 3 points. The score was locked 
Smith said shortly after the game, for close to 4 minutes at 52-49 while. 


and the Older Junior divisions. 

The Panthers skied away with 
nearly all the top positions. In the 
Senior division, senior Lovisa 
Johnsson led with a strong 2nd place, 
followedbyBetsyLeighton'91 ,Mary 
McKelvey ’90, and Lori Racha ’92 in 
3rd, 4th and 5th place respectively. 
The Senior men were led by Bob 
Forsberg ’90, followed by third place 
Bill McDavitt '92. 

In the Older Junior di vi sion, fresh¬ 
man Kirsten Shonstrom led the 
women, followed by 2nd place Jenny 


(continuedfrom page 15) 
lays in the game. Somehow the refe¬ 
rees managed to call 57 fouls in total, 
including one technical foul against! 
Coach Backus. Both teams shot low 
field goal percentages, but came 
through on the free throw line, where 
a lot of the action seemed to take 
place. 

The delays “took us out of our 
running game,” said Coach Backus, 
which is the key to Middlebury’s 
offense. Senior Meredith Binder 
fouled out with about five minutes 
left in the game, and a little later a 
Hamilton player did the same. Mid¬ 
dlebury continued to outscore Ha¬ 
milton with everyone contributing to 
the final score of 81-59. Kathy 
Dubzinski ’90 was high scorer with 
19 points, while Kovijanic added 
another sixteen. 

This is an important weekend for 
the Lady Panthers. Both Bates and 
Bowdoin will be in Middlebury to try 
to repeat last season’s wins. These 
two games are the key games in de¬ 
ciding whether the Panthers will be 
able to attain their season goal of a 
bid to the Eastern College Athletic 
Conference tournament. Last season 
Middlebury dropped two games in 
the same weekend to these teams, 
losses which devastated the team’s 
morale. 


Opening the season 
with a strong set of 
finishes is important 
to ... giving the racers 
an edge on their 
attempts to qualify for 
the N.CA.A. 
competition in March. 


Naylor ’92, 3rd place Heather Ped¬ 
ersen ’92 and 4th place Susan Lip- 
inski ’92. The Older Junior men were 
led by Ron Morris ’92, followed by 
teammates Zachary Caldwell ’93, 
Brian Rickauer '93 and Brian Welch 


(continuedfrom page 13 ) 


The Panthers had full command nothaveagoodrccord.hutthcyhave 


was to fall down. Often after a call a 
Cadet would go off the ice laughing 
and cheering, his teammates patting 
him on the back. 

The opening minutes of the third 
period were a stalemate, both teams 
trying to break the ice. Finally, at 
8:37 Middlebury struck. Kent Hughes 
scored off the face-off from Marc 
Alcindor ’91 and freshman Tim Craig. 
Two minutes later Middlebury in¬ 
creased its lead to twoon a picturesque 
shot from Pat Currie after taking a 
pass from Alcindor. 


at this point, and tried to distance lost eight one goal games, including 
themselves further from the Cadets, Babson and Bowdoin. The Panthers 
but were held back by penalties. willfaceConnecticutCollegeathome 
Unable to score in the final minutes, at 4:00 tomorrow. Connecticut Col- 
the Panthers surrendered a goal to lege also does not appear strong, but 
Norwich after being placed a man has a history of troubling Middle- 
down. Truchon responded beautifully bury. Around the league, Bowdoin 
to the call as Norwich attacked ag- lost to Babson 6-2 Tuesday night at 


The varsity skiers move on to the 
St. Lawrence carnival this weekend 
at Lake Placid. After last week’s 
knock-out showing we can expect 
another great set of races. This week¬ 
end’s junior national qualifier is 
scheduled to be hosted by Middle¬ 
bury and will be held on the Bread 
Loaf trails on Sunday morning. At 
this point, with negative weather 
reports predicting warm weather and 
rain, we can only cross our fingers 
and hope enough snow willrcmainso 
the hardworking Panthers can go out 
and show their stuff. 


Both games should be 
charged with emotion. The Lady Pan¬ 
thers are hoping to avenge their losses 
and secure themselves in the posi li on 
as the team to beat. 1 The Bates game is 
at 7:00 tonight and theBowdoin game 
is at 1:30 tomorrow afternoon. 


gressively in the closing minutes of 
play, and Middlebury came away 
from the confrontation with a one 
goal victory. 

Middlebury faced St. Anselm’s 
away on Thursday. St. Anselm’s does 


Babson. The Panthers play Colby and 
Bowdoin soon. Middlebury may 
have a psychological edge against 
Bowdoin after Babson game. In any 
event, the Panthers should have some 
interesting contests ahead. 


N.H.L. All-Star game 

(continuedfrom page 14) 
minimized. 

The game itself was good for 
hockey. A high-scoring affair is bound 
to attract fans. There is a good argu¬ 
ment that the low-scoring nature of 
soccer has retarded its development 
as an American game and a 1 -0 affair 
would have done little to attract new 
hockey fans. Lemieux was truly super 
and Gretzky allowed him to assume 
center stage in his home arena in a 
very classy gesture. 

It was not a great game for poor 
Mike Vernon as the low-checking 
offensive-minded flow of the game 
made it a goalie’s nightmare. The 
lack of checking was unfortunate for 
some players such as Mark Messier 
and Cam Neely who play in a very 
hard nosed rugged manner. But this 
after ‘all was Mario’s show and he' 
certainly will get some com m er c ial 
endorsements out of it 


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Todd Capute, Opinions Editor 
Kelsey Richards, Features Editor 
EJ Kavounas, Arts Editor 
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Steve Prescott, Production Manager 
Cecilia Leung, Typesetting Manager 
Melissa Barrett, Photo Editor 
Mary Stechschulte, Advertising Sales 
Mark Lieberfreund, Computer Consultant 


Randy Weiner, Assistant News Editor 
Stefanie Hirsh, Assistant Opinions Editor 
Jean Berghaus, Assistant Arts Editor 
Marc Parsons, Assistant Sports Editor 


The stage is set—Now, 
what about the players? 


Though Student Government 
Association meetings are open to the 
public, few spectators generally show 
up. You ought to go sometime. 
Meetings start at 7:00 p.m. in Upper 
Proctor lounge on Sunday nights. 
These are your representatives, and 
you should know what they’re doing 
for you. Even if you have work to do 
"for Monday, make the effort to stop 
by. The meetings are only an hour. 
And rest assured, most SGA reps 
wouldn’t think of running over an 
hour, even if they were actually get¬ 
ting something done. 

But be forewarned. If you decide 
to go, prepare to leave frustrated and 
depressed. If you had gone to the 
meeting last Sunday, January 21, you 
would understand. 

On the agenda for this meeting was 
the first ever SGA discussion of the 
series of housing proposals outlined 
in the Report of the Task Force on 
Student Social Life. As the trustees 
approved of 23 out of the 24 points in 
the majority report on January 13, 
this meeting offered the first oppor¬ 
tunity by any campus-wide student 
organization to act on the proposals in 
the report. 

The meeting ran exactly an hour. 
“We will be out of here by eight 
o’clock,” said SGA president 
Suzanne Chambers at five minutes 
’till, with the decisiveness of having 
accomplished something. 

But what did the SGA reps have to 
show for their hour? The discussion 
did not even cover all of the proposals 
relating to housing. It was clear that 
some of the reps hadn’t even read the 
report. Several of them even prefaced 
their comments with phrases like: “I 
don’t know if this is already men¬ 
tioned in the report, but I think...” 

On the whole, the discussion was 
little more than an airing of personal 
opinions which descended into petty 
squabbles and random, undirected 
points. For example, a number of 
representatives voiced opposing 
views about the task force’s recom¬ 
mendation to eventually do away with 
freshmen dorms. But for the most 
part, these comments were just the 
representatives’ personal assessments 
of their own first year experiences. 
Nothing productive came of any of 
the remarks. Why did no one at least 
call for a vote to see whether the ma¬ 
jority of the SGA disputed the task 
force recommendations? 

The least the SGA could have done 
was pass some form of written re¬ 
sponse to the trustees’ decision. The 
Faculty Council has passed a resolu¬ 


tion which demonstrates a thorough 
knowledge of the task force report 
while some SGA members have not 
even read it. 

The trustees’ decision has prompted 
such national media powers as The 
Los Angeles Times and CNN to send 
people to Middlebury College to get 
the story, yet the SGA has not yet is¬ 
sued any official reaction. Yet 20 of 
the 54 SGA representatives did not 
even show up for the meeting. 

Instead of debating the merits of 
individual points in the report, SGA 
reps might have made better use of 
their hour by discussing how their 
organization might serve the people it 
claims to represent in the upcoming 
process of tailoring the report’s rec¬ 
ommendations to the needs of the 
community. 

How should the SGA go about dis¬ 
cussing the issues raised in the re¬ 
port? Though it seems like a topic 
that should interest all SGA reps, that 
discussion has been reserved for the 
six members of the Executive 
Committee. 

The Community Council is now 
forming a number of “ committees” 
to deal with the task force report. In 
the end, they will have the final say. 
But they would not willfully ignore 
recommendations from the SGA. 
The SGA not only has the right to 
form its own committees and offer its 
own recommendation, but as the rep¬ 
resentative voice of the student body, 
it has an obligation to do so. 

In response, some SGA members 
might claim that they would be hard 
pressed to draft a response to the 
Trustees’ letter with input from 54 
people in an hour. They might also 
say that it would be impossible to set 
the agenda for an entire semester in an 
hour. And they would have a point. 

But why should an organization 
which claims to represent the entire 
student body limit its commitment to 
an hour a week? This trivializes the . 
assembly and prevents it from taking 
meaningful actions. No one likes in¬ 
terminable meetings. But by extend¬ 
ing the time commitment, SGA might 
be able to attract more effective people 
and accomplish more. 

There was really nothing unusual 
about last week’s meeting. But the 
SGA has a new leader. She is a ca¬ 
pable person who has shown her 
leadership capabilities in the past 

In the end, the new president and all 
the other representatives must realize 
that until the SGA conducts itself as a 
trustworthy, responsible organiza¬ 
tion, no ooe will perceive it that way. 


page 17 

OPINIONS 

And while you’re at it... won’t you starch 
my shirt? De scent in the laundry room 


To the Editor: 

We are writing on behalf of the 
entire student body concerning an 
issue on which I believe we are all 
agreed. This issue which we refer 
to is that of the disgraceful laundry 
situation at Middlebury. We are 
highly irritated and insulted that the 
college has done such a horrible job 
of providing adequate laundry facil¬ 
ities for the students.,, 

As members of the class of 1992, 
we have been doing our laundry for 
a year and a half in the decrepit 
laundry room in Forest. It is 
shameful that that room is still in 
use as the college's central laundry 
room. We believe that upgraded 
facilities are long overdue, and we 
demand that the college take imme¬ 
diate steps to remedy the situation. 


We keep asking our¬ 
selves during the long 
wait for a free dryer, 
“Why, for $19,000, do 
we have to put up with 
this?” 


The current laundry facilities at 
Middlebury consist primarily of one 
central laundry room located in the 
basement of Forest where there are 
approximately 20 washers and 18 
dryers. In order to run these unre¬ 
liable machines, one must first pur¬ 
chase tickets at cither Security or 
the College Store, since they arc not 
available in Forest. 

The basement is hot, dry, 
crowded and dirty. There are few 
places to sit. and even fewer places 
to put clean laundry. It is even 
dangerous to leave clothing in the 
washers or the dryers, since it will 
inevitably be removed by another 
frustrated student. Although cloth¬ 
ing is often stolen from the laundry 
room, it is difficult to stay because 
the atmosphere is extremely uncom 
forlablc and stifling, thus tempers 
flare and patience quickly runs out. 


We keep asking ourselves during 
the long wait for a free dryer, 
“Why, for $19,000, do we have to 
put up with this?” 


We request that, before 
the commencement of 
the 1990-91 academic 
year, the college install 
3-5 coin-operated 
washer and dryer units 
in each residence hall. 


Well, there seems to be a consen¬ 
sus among the students that the idea 
of a centralized laundry facility was 
a tremendous failure, and the con¬ 
dition of the current laundry room is 
abominable. We also believe that 
the centralized laundry concept 
cannot bt: upgraded to an acceptable 
condition. Therefore we request 
that, before the commencement of 
the 1990-91 academic year, the 
college install 3-5 coin-operated 
washer and dryer units in each resi¬ 
dence hall. 

This request docs not seem to be 
an unreasonable. There are spaces 
in almost every residence hall 
which could easily be adapted for 
this purpose. The current laundry 
facilities are inconvenient, outdated, 
and inefficient. It is a disgrace to 
the students who must use it, and it 
must be replaced as soon as possi¬ 
ble. 

We have posted a petition in the 
laundry room, in hope that it will 
help show the overwhelming 
outrage at the current system, and 
support for decentralization. We 
thank you for your time and consid¬ 
eration, and we look forward to 
changes in the very near future. 

Thomas Armbrecht ’92 
David Bergeron ’92 
Cynthia Gabriel ’92 
Ritu Verma *92 
Matt Leroux ’92 


Faculty resolution 


(continuedfrom page 1) 
compatible with the guidelines laid 
down by the trustees.” 

Dean of the College and Co-chair 
oL the Community Council Ann 
Hanson said that she foresees diffi¬ 
culty for the committees that will 
have to make the final decisions. 

“It will be very difficult for the 
committee that is supported by both 
the faculty and the students who have 
such opposing views," she said. 

However, she said she feels that, 
“The committee that is earning up 
with the changes will have a> seri¬ 
ously consider what thefacuky says.” 

Professor of Sociology/Aadins- 
poiogy Peggy Nelson said that the 
new “houses” will increase diversity. 


“The faculty secs diversity in who 
1 i ves nc x t to whom," he added.'‘They 
don't look at the campus as a whole.” 

Dean of Students Karl Lindholm, 
who will chair the committee to reas¬ 
sess the fraternities said he thinks that 
the revitalization w ill be an “ interest¬ 
ing process because there are such 
strong opinions on both sides.” 

“I don’t think fraternities equate 
to social life," he added.The impres¬ 
sion is that social life is a singular 
term, while the fact is that them are 
many social lives here at Middle- 
bury." 

According to Bara, the faculty 
expects the Community Council 

resolution when making their final 


way to make reside nti al s 
pus non-elitist and non-se x ist an d to 
help solve the problems that have ex¬ 
isted,” Nelson said. 


Ian Boyle *90 said that I 

will decrease diversity by 
; a social Systran” on the 
tinaway that would be both 


lindholm said that for die first 
lime he has - abaoittaeiy no idea of 
what the outcome of the committee 
decisions will be. 

coaunittoe wiB end up,” ha said. 


UafeAdd s^d be is happy dmt 



“It would be a ragedy, to say the He added. 1 can’t bagia to tad 

least, if the social sysaem wcec im- yon how pleased I am *at the «a- 

doeTl five on campus,” Boyle said- „t*«i- 



in-C 


page 18 


The Middlebury Campus 


Friday, January 26,1990 


OPINIONS 


The Fat Lady’s Song 

A Modest 
Proposal, 
Part II 

By Geoffrey T. Coffey 

The poor Middlebury Dining 
Services—they take nothing but 
abuse. Many of their efforts to 
make dining a more pleasurable 
experience, such as decorating 
Proctor with an army of pumpkins 
in October, playing Christmas 
music in December, or (dare I 
mention it?) serving special Winter 
Carnival meals in February, are 
not appreciated, and are, in fact, 
eclipsed by such unworthy acts as 
ID checking and the infamous 
“only one entree at a time," 
leaving Director Ted Mayer open 
to ridicule and humiliation. 

Students gripe at the grease: 
they bellyache over the long lines; 
they grumble at being obstructed 
ywhile trying to reach a glass, 
which then turns out to be boiling 
hot anyway; they weep at the 
thought of empty milk dispensers; 
the mere mention of “fried scrod" 
invokes innumerable grunts and 
the gnashing of teeth. Constructive 
criticism has been replaced by 
dour predictions of impending 
vomit. 

As this column has, so far, only 
added to the wave of execration 
(twice, in fact), I will now reveal a 
plan which should end the reign of 
Proctor-induced misery, while 
simultaneously solving a few other 




Bread Loaf official protests administrative 
cover-up in sexual harassment case 

Bv Robert Pack The members of the C.O.R.— Middlebury College campus and steps that must be taken in re' 


By Robert Pack 'he members ot the C.O.R.— tvtiaaieoury v-ouege campus anu 

' I am writing this article from the Bates, Elder, and Saul —elected by talking to people who had direct 
point of view of my direct experience 'he faculty, had assumed their diffi- knowledge of the situation, M addox 
and with the hope that our commu- cult responsibility on behalf of the decisively and courageously changed 
nity can learn from the Cubeta case college in guaranteeing that a threat his course of action. His opening re¬ 
something about the abuse of power to student welfare had been promptly marks at the Bread Loaf School of 
and authority that can help us deal removed; they deserve the thanks of English (as printed in The Campus) 
with such problems in the future with the community. Up to this point, the were direct and clear in apprising the 
greater wisdom. college had behaved according to its community of the situation, yet suffi- 

Without Paul Cubeta’s persuasive- written rules and to its proper moral ciently tactful, and truthfulness had 
ness on behalf of Middlebury principles to oppose any abuse of po- its health-giving effect. The school 
College, I would not have accepted sition or power inherent in the hicrar- was freed from the rumor and innu 
Middlebury’s offer to teach here in chical structure of an academic insti- endo that had Bee" caused by the 
1964. Paul has been my friend ever __ Robison policy of silence 


since, and despite the recent disclo¬ 
sures, I still consider him to be my Jn fag absence Of itl- 
friend, I am indebted to him for many e u . .. 

years of encouragement as a reader jOTVdailOTl, Wnai COUia 

of my own poems and for his having RobiSOH expect blit the 
invited me to teach at the Bread Loaf , . 

School of English since he was ap- Very TUHIOT and innU- 

pointed its director. en d 0 that he kaS pub- 

The four students who brought .. . , At TJ' 

charges of sexual harassment against tlCly COnaemnea. IllS 

Paul in the summer of 1988 were all policy of silence Cre- 
students of mine and have remained , , ,, , . 

in touch with me since they gradu- ated the atmosphere M 
ated. When undergoing the agonizing which TUTUOr prevailed. 
decision about whether or not to 

bring charges against Paul, some of ■ ■ ' 

them confided, in me and asked my The actions of the administration 


was freed from the rumor and innu 
endo that had been caused by the 
Robison policy of silence. 

Herein lies, I believe, the main les¬ 
son to be learned. Robison’s failure 
to inform Maddox immediately of 
the situation in which he had been 
placed was the same as Robison’s 
failure to inform Hugh Coyle, Bread 
Loaf s Administrative Assistant (see 
Coyle’s letter to The Campus), of 
what was happening in respect to 
Paul’s new appointment, or 
Robison’s failure to inform the 
English Department about the causes 
of Paul’s abrupt retirement so that we 


siuucms oi mine anu nave remaineu » • . » • “ 

in touch with me since they gradu- the atmosphere It1 of Paul s abrupt reUrement so that we 

ated. When undergoing the agonizing which TUtnOT prevailed. C ° Uld pr ° perly res P° nd - the ab ' 
decision about whether or not to ^ s D en u cc of mformat10 "' what could 

bring charges against Paul, some of - i . — Roblson expect but the very rumor 

them confided in me and asked mv The actions of the administration and innuendo that he has publicly 
opinion. Painfully, they chose to beg 311 to g° wron S' however, when condemned! His policy of silence 
bring charges in order that other stu- Olin Robison CTeated a new P° sition created the , “phere in which ru- 
dents in the future be spared the kind and offered Paul Cubeta a new ap- rnor prevai e . 

of betrayal that they had endured. I pointment as ‘^Director of And, indeed it did— as in Richard 
believe that they made a noble Development of the School of Cornwall s self-servmg letter to The 
choice English. Paul wrote to the Bread Campus, in which, without evidence 

Despite my obligations to Paul as a ^af Community describing his new or knowledge, he distorted the whole 
friend, there was no doubt in my responsibilities, and Jim Maddox, issue of abuse of power to make it 
mind: the highest priority required newly appointed interim Director to seem as if the real issue were one of 
the safeguarding of future students replace Paul, wrote his own letter to homophobia. Such an assumption, if 
and the deepest consideration for the the Bread Loaf community extolling believed, would shift the guilt away 
suffering of these young men. Paul ' s past achievements. At this from Paul Cubeta and onto the mem- 

According to specified college P°‘ nt - every public statement that bers of the C.O.R. Such distortion is 


steps that must be taken in revising 
our procedures to make them more 
open and honest, for dealing with the 
abuse of authority, and in revising 
the college’s printed statement about 
sexual harassment, in particular. 

As I see it, only truthfulness, even 
when painful, can restore trust and 
the assurance of protection to this 
campus. Sexual harassment and the 
abuse of authority, just like the de¬ 
structive, anti-social, and exclusion¬ 
ary behavior that has always been 
endemic to the structure of fraterni¬ 
ties, constitute violations not only 
against individuals, but also against 
the academic community as a whole. 

Such violations, whether perpe¬ 
trated by faculty members br stu¬ 
dents, cannot be kept secret to avoid 
embarrassment to those individuals 
of the college of which they are part. 
Their disclosure strengthens the 
community’s commitment to its fun¬ 
damental value of trust and of mutual 
empathy and helps prevent future 
violation. People in a vulnerable sit¬ 
uation must be assured that their 
complaints will be listened to with 
sympathy and respect. Comments 
like Robert Baker’s surmise that the 
students were acting out of a motive 
to take revenge must be deplored. 
Such an attitude of blaming the vic¬ 
tim is all too familiar in our society. 

President Robison, having now 
acknowledged publicly that there was 
a direct connection between the hear¬ 
ing and Paul Cubeta’s early retire¬ 
ment, has appointed a committee to 
come up with new proposals for deal¬ 
ing with sexual harassment. That is a 
start, but beyond that we need an 
open and ongoing debate on the sub¬ 


rules Bruce Peterson in his role as was issued by Middlebury College truly dangerous and must be rejected, ject of the abuse of power by admin- 

Provost, took testimony from the stu- made »* appear that no,hin g had 8 one In part ’ R “ lhe rcsult of * c Robison Ifthefr socilrom^izTrions 
dents, and a mandated hearing was -ng that no violation of authority '***«** ^ Hon m ™ rim m 


pressing issues on the campus. It 
will be, if you will excuse what 
may at first seem an exaggeration, 
the Plan of the Century. 

To fully understand the Plan of 
the Century, you must first 
consider the environment into 
which I am proposing it be bom. 
First, note that the future of the 
fraternities looks dim indeed, 
which indicates that Middlebury’s 
social life will soon be forced into 
a savage choke hold. As the 
Deans, Security, the RHA’s, and 
the JC’s continue to crack down on 
parties in dorms, we can expect the 
incidence of such things as beers 
on a Friday afternoon and fun to 
decteasc sharply. 

Also, let it be known that the 
college is currently spending rather 
a large sum of money on condoms, 
which they offer for free in the 
infirmary; if predictions hold, 
these condoms will begin to 
accumulate in their bins, unused, 
and the spent money will be 
rendered wasteful. Some final 
points to keep in mind are that 
money has been a hot subject for 
the administration lately (i.e. with 
tuition protests, union demands, 
professional salary debates, etc.) 
and that both AIDS and abortion 
have been dominating the national 
news foi quite some time. 

Here, then, is the Plan of the 
Century. The condom-provision 
system must be scrapped, while, 
simultaneously, casual sex must be 
encouraged and, perhaps, even 
subsidized. This subsidization 
might be achieved through coed 
/freshman roommates, college- 
supported dates, or even a secret- 
sex-partner system, which might 
be molded after the many “Secret 
Santa" games on campus. In any 
case, sexual activity must be 
_ (continued on page 20) _ 


Reappointment. It was an excruciat¬ 
ing event for all concerned , and sub¬ 


scheduled in which PaufCuber a was had taken place - .. , . munity wilh "° information. 

, , , On January 27th, as the senior Paul Cubeta was not the victim, 

given the opportunity to face h,s ac- mcmber of the Bread Loaf faculty , i ^ the contraryi 

he was treated with 

cusers in t e presence o t e mem wrote t0 Robison, Peterson, and as much humane concern for his own 
ers o t e ommittee on Maddox to protest the way this mat- tragedy as the circumstances, the 

ter was being handled, the institu- primary need to protect the students 
tion’s mode of denial, and, in particu- and the community at large, would 
lar, I objected to the neglect of the allow; the students were the victims, 
four students who were trying to cor- At the December meeting of the fac- 
rect an intolerable situation. I pleaded ulty, after damaging publicity for 


ter was being handled, the institu¬ 
tion’s mode of denial, and, in particu- 


. pi i i . j ^ mouv i-- ojivj tilt/ t/UiiimuituY at tat u,v-, nuuiu 

sequen o is earing, au eec c j objected to the neglect of the allow; the students were the victims, 
to la c car y renremen . n my opm f QUr studenl3 who were trying to cor- At the December meeting of the fac- 
i°n, resi ent 0 ’ son s ou . ave reel an intolerable situation. 1 pleaded u lty, after damaging publicity for 
ma ei c car o c commum y a f or (j, e basic value of truthfulness in Middlebury College, and pressure 

that time that Paul s early retirement , .. ... ..„ . ° . L , . 

, ... , 1 . . , dealing with the Middlebury com- from many constituencies, Robison 

came as a result of the hearing so that .. _ ,, • , 

, . munity. finally made a statement to the com- 

thv, rn / nhupn hu thm m/'mrw 1 rc fit / . / 


that time that Paul s early retirement , .. ... ... . ° . L , . 

, ... . 1 . . , dealing with the Middlebury com- from many constituencies, Robison 

came as a result of the hearing so that _ ,, • , 

,,,,,., , . munity. finally made a statement to the com- 

,1 J . e n J em ? It became clear to me that munity, specifically stating the con- 
0 1 ’ 10 cn ^ j 11 m , Robison’s failure to inform Jim nection between the hearing and Paul 

era e situation wou un crst0 ° Maddox of the seriousness of the Cubeta’s retirement. Late though this 
an t e co ege commum y T-assure. j-j^rges against Paul had statement was, it has, I believe, made 
that its vulnerable mem us wui compromised Robison. possible the necessary subsequent 

being protected. Subsequently, after visiting the 


in their social organizations in rela¬ 
tion to the college’s commitment to 
protect both the welfare of individu¬ 
als from harassment, abuse, or ex¬ 
clusion, and the free expression of 
ideas. 

These two rights— the right to be 
protected from intimidation and the 
right to express one’s ideas freely— 
may sometimes appear to be in op¬ 
position, but we must find ways to 
affirm them both and to bring them 
into reconciliation. The debate that 
the new committee on sexual ha¬ 
rassment will foster must include ev¬ 
eryone who wished to be heard, and 
it will help restore the openness of 
controversy without which no aca¬ 
demic institution can flourish. 


- or- OUU&cquCIiliy, aitti V1D1V1I»5 Uiv f 0 0 

Azerbaijan revolt: start of Islamic uprising? 

By Danish Mustafa same role that the czar’s army ful- the concept of nationalism on many lengthy war just might induce tl 


By Danish Mustafa same role that the czar’s army ful- the concept ot nationalism on many lengthy war just might induce the 

With the recent events in Soviet filled almost a century ago. Asiatic peoples. Previously, most of Soviets to cut ties with Azerbaijan. 

Azeibaijan, and the increasingly sep- The Azerbaijanis are playing a the modem republics were mere This new independence would in- 
aralist tone of the revolt there, the is- dangerous game. Their rash actions provinces in the Russian empire, volve an incredible sacrifice on part 

sue of pan-lslamic resurgence in the anj chauvinistic nationalism invite B ecause traditional e thmajeligious^ 0 f the Azerbaijanis; but, if history is 

Soviet Union has become a subject of U**™" , ”"'T 1 ' ~ any indication, the people in the 

renewed interest among the Western nature Of the revolt and the COndUCt of the Baltic republics would not mind 

public. In the past, the Azerbaijanis ... . ..... these kinds of sacrifices once given 

were content with slaughtering a few Azerbaijani population have HOt WOH t . the impetus for them. 


Soviet Union has become a subject of U**™" , ”'"T 1 ' ~ any indication, the people i 

renewed interest among the Western nature Of the revolt and the COndUCt of the Baltic republics would not 

public. In the past, the Azerbaijanis . .. » . ... • ..... these kinds of sacrifices once 

were content with slaughtering a few Azerbaijani population have not WOU t ~ the impetus for them. 

Armenians and burning their prop muc h sympathy at home or abroad. This - 

Sovief" Army C ^refsSn.The could prove costly and could facilitate Letters to the Editor 

Azerbaijanis may want to establish a Gorbachev’s task by justifying the use of force, may be sent to The 

state of their own where they could -- CnmnUX drawer 

settle ancient scores with ethnic and ^ wfath Qf the Kremli n and gain or tribal allegiances have taken ^ 

religious minorities and neighboring lhcm j; tt ] e sym p at hy from the rest of precedence over the imported na- 30 , Or Submitted 
republics without interference from ^ Even . wou]d ^ tional repu blic, a mass nationalist JUg CamDUS Offl 

the almighty Red army. expected to support, conditionally, movement among Soviet Muslims is . „ ” " 

RocoH r*n itc rf'ntnrip.s-nln hlind T I >1 #-# 


settle ancient scores with ethnic and 1 
religious minorities and neighboring 
republics without interference from 
the almighty Red army. 

Based on its centuries-old blind 


based on its centuries-oiu oimu * . . ■ , lr ,i;L.~i v 

, Azerbaijani nationalism, has certain unliKeiy. 

hatred of Armenians the nationalist reservat J ions aboul lhe movcment; Azerbaij 

movement in Azerbaijan is reac Iranian govemment must be wary Gorbachev’s statesmanship and a 
nonary in character. Russia estab of cncouragm g separatist sentiments challenge to the cohesion of the 

fished hegemony in 'hc Trans- Azerbaijani popula- Soviet Unic- -- f ““ “ 

Caucasian region as a result of the- volt and 


icedence over the imported na- 30, or submitted 

nal republic ' a mass nationalist tQ jfa CampUS office 
movement among Soviet Muslims is # _ 1 

,likely in Hepburn. 

Azerbaijan is another test of ]betters Should be 
arbachev s statesmanship and a . ■ 

lallenge to the cohesion of the r€C€lVed by Monday 


mutual hatred and suspicion among 
the myriad of nationalities inhabiting 
the region. Armenia and Georgia 


tion within its own borders. 


iula- Soviet Union. The nature of the re- 
Iran V °B and tbe conduct of the 


must also placate its giant neighbor Azerbaijani population have not won 
to the north, which could be a valu- them much sympathy at home or 
able asset in its crusade aeainst the abroad. This could prove costly, and 


of the week of 
publication. 


me region. able ^et in its crusade against the a »«»- I ms couia prove cosuy <mu 

voluntarily became republics ot the ..q 1 5 alan could facilitate Gorbachev s task by 

Soviet Union to protect themselves ^ casg of lhe BaUic re . justifying the use of force. But given 

from antagonistic Muslim neighlxirs. where nationalism evolved the present pacifist mood in the 

In attempting to prevent the massaae ^ ^ Qf # broa(Jer European Soviet Union, especially after the war 

^ wTL?y movement. Hi. Soviet slate imposed m Afghem.t.n, the tht... of . 



Friday, January zt>, iwu 


The Middlebury Campus 


page 19 


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR 



A hard-boiled 
criticism 


|-wonder, what v 
mty will tme away 
V FROM US NtXT? i 


To the Editor: 


H005E- 


TM[> WOOtPNT 

V rarc tmt * ? 


Whoa, what’s this? 

Nauseatingly tactless. A stun¬ 
ningly asinine display of social 
ineptitude. This rhetorical miasma 
was apparently spewed forth by 
General William Odom, a 
Middlebury College trustee, at a re¬ 
cent meeting concerning the allo¬ 
cation of school funds. It may be 
taken out of context, and the 

General may feel that he has been eye, playing the role of a trustee of question. pressed in the appropriate medium— 

misquoted, in which case I whole- Middlebury college—an institution The headline, “Four students the opinion page, 
heartcdly suggest that he'respond, supposedly promoting an atmo- hospitalized for alcohol poisoning at We do not deny that this incident 

cn lghtenmg us to the true mean- sphere of creativity and intellectual DKE party,” is a dramatic summary is of great importance, but we do find 

mg of his words; but whatever his curiosity, should he not be more 0 f unfounded assertions. Security it discouraging that the editorial staff 

intent, the General’s choice of fastidious in his rhetoric? 1 am acknowledged taking two people to of the Campus felt that they had to 

words raises some interesting ques- frightened to think that somebody Porter Hospital. To report, in a compromise fundamental standards 

1 ' ons ‘ in control of our tuition money, sensational headline, that four of journalism in an effort to 

I consulted my Random House somebody who makes decisions people were admitted for “alcohol glamorize the issue. 

College Dictionary and discovered about our curriculum, our social poisoning" without any supporting Josh Sarkis ’91 

that the term egghead is an in- life, somebody who is, indeed, in evidence in the following article is Mo looker ’91 

formal title for an intellectual, de- control of our lives here at sloppy and irresponsible. I he Editor Responds: 

straying the thought that the word Middlebury—possesses such a lack Porter Hospital refuses to release First, your word choice in describ 
was a product of the General’s of decorum, or intelligence, or any information about individual ‘ n g the article is questionable There 

twisted wit, and raising an even both. _ patients other than whether they were « nothing glamorous about four stu 

more frightening question: Is r tlt ,v imnoine treated and/or released. The article dents attending your party-one of 


^IHFOP^ 


Does he find the present 
Middlebury already too intellec¬ 
tual? That’s a scary thought. It’s 
also far from the truth. 1 wonder if 
he feels that such a statement would 
prove beneficial for the recruitment 
of prospective students. I think 
not—especially since Middlebury 
is already struggling under the bur¬ 
den of promoting “a country club 
atmosphere.” Well, maybe he’s 
right. Maybe we should merely 
give up the guise of being a college 
and call ourselves the “Middlebury 
Athletic Union.” We already have a 
new health spa. Now all we need is 
a shiny new Panthcrdome. 

Just imagine the reality of the 
Odorh-esque view for a reformed 
Middlebury! Oh, the beauty of it: 
big shoulders and a small mind, 
gimme a beer, and screw them intel¬ 
lectual, artsy-fartsy geeks fronj the 
Chateau—they're all a bunch a 
queers anyways. Yeah, right. 

Maybe I am being a little too 
harsh on the General. Maybe he is 
like everybody else, searching for a 
diversified student body where aca¬ 
demic prowess symbiotically co¬ 
exists with the physical, each re¬ 
specting and benefiting from the 
other; but if this is the case then 
why use the obviously derogatory 
term, "egghead?" 

True, die General may fear those 
who are more intelligent, those 
who can express themselves more 
eloquently, yet should not one in 
his position possess the tact, wis¬ 
dom, and maturity to express him¬ 
self in a more decorous manner? I 
find it extremely hard to respect so- 
called maturity and wisdom of years 
in light of General Odom’s remark. 


explanation o 


the same view, although I doubt 
that any true. God-fearing, commie- 
hating anti-egghcaders will read 
this letter or any of that other intel¬ 
lectual stuff that gets in the way of 
weights, and God, and football. 

I am by no means condemning 
ohvsical fitness, nor the recogni- 
tion of physical ability as a laud 
able aspect of one’s character. But I I 
am saying that we are here to grow 
and to leant, to expand existing 
talents and discover new ones, not 
to polarize ourselves, by shutting £ 
out dial which we fear or do not un- * 
derstand. In this environment, the ‘ 
academigibased setting ol college, 
there is no need for the narrow- J 
minded, fatuous mentality which 
lurks in the verbiage of General r 
Odom’s statement. 

Rob Reis ’92 < 

DKE brothers cite ! 
“sloppy” journalism* 

To the Editor: j 

As the officers of Delta Kappa 
Epsilon,-we take full responsibility ^ 
for anything dfat is associated with , 
our fraternity. Therefore, on Sunday 
afternoon, January 14, we initiated ‘ 
steps to explain to the deans what ^ 
really transpired on January 12 at our 


one happen cither. We may not 


printed an article which effectively 
summarized and glamorized All the 



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The Middlebury Campus 


Friday, January 26,1990 



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Doonesbury 


BY GARRY TRUDEAU 


'he Fat Lady 


'continued from page 18) 


BUT WHO WAN7BT0 HEAR ABOUT 
MY PROBLEMS! NOBODY! THE/P 
RATHER HEAR FROM ZSA ZSA 
GABOR OR THE SECRETARY OF 
DEFENSE, NOT THE CONSCIENCE 
OF LAFAYETTE 


NOT AT ALU 
T'VE BEEN IN 
AND OUT OF 
THERAPY ALL 


OKAY, ELMONT, 
you can com 
DO MY SHOW 
\ TODAY. 


ELMONT, 
ITS/HE, 
MARK! 
YOU OKAY? 


increased, while the use of birth 
control must decrease and, 
ultimately, cease to exist at all. 

The purpose of this first section 
of the Plan of The Century will be 
to create a large number of student 
pregnancies, while other 
consequences will include a 
campus-wide feeling of sexual 
euphoria and the increased 
transmission of AIDS. The sexual 
euphoria will, obviously, be 
extremely helpful for students 
attempting to adjust to the newly- 
strangled social scene. The AIDS 


ELMONT, ’ 

OL' ° ° 

BUDDY! HEY...THATS 


MY NAME. 


MORNING! 


YIPPEE. WHAT 
I „ ABOUT 
ME? 


epidemic, while unpleasant for 


those who might actually contract 
the disease, will be rather a boon 
to the Admissions department— 
each student can be tested yearly 
for AIDS, and those who test 
positive can be expelled from 
school on the grounds of having no 
significant long-range future, and 
thus no reason to be educated. This 
will open a great many new spots 
for incoming students, which will 
reduce the application/acccptancc 
ratio from his current 8:1 standing 
and make things easier for 
Admissions; it might also reduce 
the “exclusivity and elitism” of the 
school in general, by allowing for 
more admissions each year. 

But what, you may ask, of the 
student pregnancies, and what 
could this elaborate plan possibly 
have to do with the Middlebury 
Dining Services? Let me quote the 
esteemed Jonathan Swill, author o! 
A Modest Proposal: “I have been 
assured by a very knowing 
American of my Acquaintance in 
London; that a young healthy 


LETS GO. 

SHE'S I AM NOT/ 

STALLING. . I'M JUST 
/ PUTTING MY 


ARE YOU REALLY BOOK¬ 
ING ElMONT ONTO YOUR 
SHOWT THAT I'VE GOT TO 
SEE! 1 GREW UP WITH 
sS&gr. RADIO. DADDY 
) ^ HAD A BIG 
'UE/l.L \ MOTOROLA. 


I THINK 
SO. IF 
YOU'LL 
JUST 
HOLD ON, 
I'LL 
JOIN 
, YOU 


ALICE, 
ARE YOU 
OKAY? 


ALICE? IS 
THAT YOU 
IN THERE? 


ABIT 
NIPPY 
THIS MORN 
IN6, ISNT 
TT, MARY? 


FACE ON! 


MORNING, CAMPERS. MARVEL¬ 
OUS MARK HERE WUHAN 
EMERGENCY EDfT/ON OF ‘URBAN 
HOME COMPANION'FEATURING 
OUROLDPAL ELMONT/ 


I'D ALSO LIKE TO THANK 
YOU FOR ALLOWING ME TO 
MUSCLE ASIDE YOUR PRE - 
VIOU5LY SCHEDULED GUEST, 
VICE PRESIDENT QUAYLE. 


WELCOME THANKS, MARK. 
TO THE TVS GREAT TO 

SHOW. BE IN A FULLY 

ELMONT! HEATED BUILDING! 


WELL, I WONT 
FORGET IT. AT 
LEAST NOT 
TODAY. MAYBE 
NEXT WEEK. 


NO PROBLEM. 
HE CAN COME 
BACK ANY 
DAY. 


NOT UNTIL X 
HAVE A DEAL' 
I SAW WHAT) 
HAPPENED TO 
ART BUCHWALD 


THE STORIES I COULD TELL. 
YOU, YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SATIN', 
MARK ? I MEAN, THE STORIES 
I COULD TELL YOU NOW! 


ELMONT, ITS BEEN SOME TIME 
SINCE YOU WERE LAST ON THE 
SHOW. WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN 
UP TO, BUDDY? / 


NOW 
WOULD BE 
THE TIME, 
DUCKS' 


ALL THE FAT CATS ARE JUST 
GETT1N' FATTER, WHILE THE 
REST OF US ST OUT IN THE 
COLD! THESE PEOPLE ARE 
FREBZIN'US OUT! YOU KNOW 
WHAT 1 CALL TT? I COINED 
A PHRASE - THE COLD WAR! 


AS ONE OF TUB HAVE-NOTS, 
I'M PRETTY STEAMED ABOUT 
THIS PROPOSED CAPITAL GAINS 
TAX CUT TOR THE HAVES, HAVE 
HAPS AND WILE HAVES! 


SO WHAT 


I MEAN, ITS 
ALMOST LIKE 
THERE'S AN 

MON CURTAIN 

BETWEEN US'. . 


well, ms 

AVAILABLE 


WOULD YOU 


LIKE TO CHAT WARFARE 1 

ABOUTTODAY , 

__ ELMONT? 


areas; the students would be 
happy, both eating well and 
enjoying prosperous sexual lives; 
the amount of drinking would 
decrease, since most students will 
agree with . Shakespeare’s 
statement that “[Drink] provokes 
the desire but it takes away the 
performance”; women would 
experience the joys of childbirth, 
without enduring the hassles of 
child care; dorm damage would 
die, due to the students' overall 
sexual fatigue; the fraternities 
might accept their death sentences 
without fire-bombing Old Chapel; 
the new Middlebury social life 
might actually be enjoyable. 

The Task Force on Student 
Social Life? A '“Coeducationally 
Clustered “Residential/Social 
System”? The Student Center? 
Pah! Give me the Plan of the 
Century, or give me death._. 


OKAY. NOW, I'VE BEEN ON 
THE STREETS NOW, WHAT, 
EIGHT YEARS? TWO YEARS? 
FOURTEEN YEARS? TWELVE? 
SOMETHING LIKE THAT... 


WANT TO BE IN 
V/THE THEATER! ITS IN Mi 
/BLOOD! BUT I CANT PLAY 
THE PEHNITtVE LEAR WITHOUT, 
A DAMN MAILING I 
ADDRESS! 


AM I THERE BE¬ 
CAUSE I WANT 
TO BE? BECAUSE 
I CHOOSE THE 
UFESTYLE? WHAT, 
ARE YOU NUTS* 


HOUTD 
HE DO 
THAT? 


IDONTT 
KNOW. 
THIS IS 
NEW. 


ANYONE 

SMELL 

SMOKE?